May 11, 2009


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I am contemplating writing a life list. I sorta feel the need to. I guess it fits in with my whole content living thing.
Let's write a list with pro's and cons...

* Writing a life list will make me think about what I really want
* It will make it easier to reach goals and make the most of my life
* Writing lists is fun!

* Since I am pretty competitive, making goals into a list has the risk of adding too much pressure to the whole thing, if you know what I mean...
* Making it into a list with goals might also take the fun and spontaneity out of it
Maybe these two things are sort of the same. I don't know...
I have been reading this article which was pretty useful.
But there are also some practical difficulties.
* Should it only include long term goals or also more practical short term goals?
* How long should it be?
* Should it be definite or can it be continuosly evolving?
What are your thoughts on this?
Does anyone of you have experience with writing life lists?


  1. I love that you wrote lists about writing lists; that's awesome.

    I don't write life lists anymore. I used to. I used to have big lofty goals that I would set out for myself with time lines and such things. Now I realize that my goals change, depending often on things that I have no control over. We face challenges and recognize opportunities that are not planned.

    I've also learned that we can find happiness even if things didn't turn out as we anticipated.

    Sometimes I just don't feel like pursuing the goals I once had because my tastes, interests, values and relationships change.

    We need to allow ourselves freedom to change and not follow a strict list.

  2. I can talk "big" and write long lofty lists, but this year I decided to try something different instead of talk a big talk.

    I am taking one task at a time and breaking it up into smaller steps. I make myself stop when I read too much information on the topic or become overwhelmed. And you know what? I am actually acheiving some things on my list! :)

    So make your big lofty list but add a smaller one to accompany it. It'll work, I tell you! :)

  3. Thanks for all your helpful comments. I'm gonna think about it a bit more. Will def post on this again later.