# Life Goals You Aren't Willing To Work For

1. Jan 4, 2014

### lisab

Staff Emeritus
As the title says.

I think as a young person, it's hard to acknowledge you have these. Time seems infinite, surely there will come a day when you will achieve that illusive goal! Someday!

But I'm 50 now so I realize I have a few:

Run a marathon.
See the green flash.
Walk the Pacific Crest Trail.

I'm sure I have a lot more but I can't think of them now.

What are yours?

2. Jan 4, 2014

### dipole

finish my PhD
... wait nvm.

3. Jan 4, 2014

### leroyjenkens

Oh god, I have so many goals that I'm not willing to work for it's ridiculous. I want to learn a bunch of different languages, but I never put in the time. I want to have a fitness model's body, but I never work out. I want to be able to fight really well, but I never train. I want to learn how to cook many different dishes really well, but I just cook the same stuff over and over in a mediocre fashion. I want to be an actor, but I never audition. The list goes on.

4. Jan 5, 2014

### lendav_rott

Too little time to worry about theory, I just do and it's working so far.

5. Jan 12, 2014

### 01019505

Make my own empire. Too lazy though.

6. Jan 12, 2014

### zoobyshoe

I think there's a semantic problem with the thread's title.

Goal:

"something that you are trying to do or achieve"
-Merriam-Websters

"The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective."
-American Heritage

In other words, it's not really proper to refer to a thing as a "goal" unless, and until, you are working toward it.

7. Jan 12, 2014

### OmCheeto

I don't run. If you see me running, there is something chasing me. You should run too.
I had to google it last week when you posted this. I saw jpegs of the green flash. Check!
When are they going to pave that, so I can drive it?

I'm 4.7 years ahead of you, and took a completely different life path. (I love the "Meet a Mentor" series. Glasnost dobry.)

Goals:

1. Survive another 138 days
2. Refinance (It costs $10,000 to properly file a patent) 3. Write the patent 4. License the idea to the USPS, and collect my$50,000,000
5. Slowly develop a multinational corporation over 10 years into a \$1,000,000,000,000 business.
6. Sell out
7. Buy you, and all my friends, mega-yachts
8. Meet you all in Bora Bora
9. Die, with a smile on my face

That is all.

8. Jan 12, 2014

### MathJakob

I tell myself over and over again I will learn Calculus and physics because I enjoy reading about physics but I never actually put in the effort and learn the math behind any of it. It's just as a hobby but I will eventually dedicate some years to learning it all... Not just a month here and there.

9. Jan 13, 2014

### Zarqon

I've had as a long term goal for a while to visit Japan, following me learning japanese. I finally started on it last year and have learned maybe ~800 words, but now I'm a bit stuck on the Kanji. Oh well, I'm only 34 so I have plenty of time left for completing the goal.

10. Jan 13, 2014

### FlexGunship

I'm a little confused by the thread title... these are goals I'm NOT willing to work for? Well, here are two lists, I guess:

Goals I AM working towards:
1. Hike all of NH's 4000 footers
2. Become a millionaire
3. Become a "master" woodworker (love it, not great at it)
4. Work for SpaceX
5. Be an American Express Centurion card holder

Goals I have that totally aren't worth the effort:
1. Visit every nation in the world
2. Skydive

11. Jan 13, 2014

### stardust

If I had infinite time, I would want to achieve proficiency in everything

12. Jan 13, 2014

### OmCheeto

Bam!

Hence lisab's somewhat confusing title.

13. Jan 20, 2014

### sourlemon

Right now, it's learning how to play the piano. I'm just too busy for now until may

14. Jan 20, 2014

### Enigman

Learn the violin.
Write a few stories which have been developing in some form or the other ever since I can remember.
Die by a sniper's head-shot while fishing.
Kill that sniper.

15. Jan 30, 2014