Berry Simpson’s 100 LIFE GOALS: version 2016 (age 60)

 2 Chronicles 27:6 … “Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the Lord his God.”

 Influence Goals

1.           Publish my first book............................................. DONE = Running With God = 2009

2.           Sell 100,000 books

3.           Be on New York Times best-seller list

4.           Be interviewed on NPR

5.           Travel to speak 6 times in one year

6.           Publish 25 books................................................... 2016 = 3 books (working on 4th)

7.           Sell 1,000 books/ mo for 24 months

8.           Be interviewed by Christianity Today

9.           Be interviewed by Writer’s Digest

10.        Speak at a Catalyst workshop

11.        Talk writing with Erwin McManus

12.        Talk about writing with Philip Yancey

13.        Talk about writing with Calvin Trillin

14.        Have a personal website......................................... DONE = 2009 = berrysimpson.com

15.        Ongoing Journey Partner ministry............................ DONE = As of 2016 = 40 men

16.        1,000 names on my author mailing list

Experience Goals

17.        Guy’s backpacking weekend in NM......................... DONE = 2012 = Gila Wilderness

18.        Go backpacking with grandchildren

19.        Go on a cycling vacation with Cyndi

20.        Hike rim-to-rim at the Grand Canyon

21.        Go on a hot air balloon ride

22.        Week-long backpacking trip with guys

23.        Backpack in Big Bend – Rim................................... DONE = May 2016

24.        Backpack in Big Bend - Desert............................... DONE = Feb 2010 = Blue Creek

25.        Backpack in the Gila Wilderness............................. DONE = Mar 2012

26.        Backpack in the White Mountains

27.        Backpack in the Pecos Wilderness.......................... DONE = Sep 2009, Sep 2016 Iron Men

28.        Learn to play jazz trombone

29.        Solo backpack for 7 days

30.        Personal retreat at a monastery

31.        Complete a month epic backpack trip

32.        Go hang gliding

33.        Go to NYC for Broadway plays

34.        Hike the Camino De Santiago

35.        skydive

36.        Learn how to fly fish

37.        White water rafting

Family Goals

38.        Publish five family photo albums

39.        Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Cyndi..................... 50th = 2029 (I will be 73)

40.        Go on a cruise with family and friends..................... Maybe 2018 for Cyndi’s 60th birthday

41.        Establish a family scholarship fund

42.        Buy new wedding ring for Cyndi.............................. DONE = Feb 2013

43.        Replace Cyndi’s 95 Explorer................................... DONE = August 2009, August 2015

44.        Install solar power for our home..............................2016 only debt is home mortgage

45.        Solar water heater for our home

46.        Pay off all debts: home and business

47.        own a yoga studio.................................................. DONE = Summer 2010

48.        Help Cyndi get her 500 hours.................................. DONE = Dec 2013

49.        Own a mountain home for family

50.        Inheritance funds for Byron and Katie

51.        Celebrate 75th anniversary with Cyndi...................... 75th = 2054 (I will be 98)

52.        Funds to invest in family businesses

53.        Celebrate anniversary in Hawaii

54.        Celebrate anniversary in New Zealand

55.        Celebrate anniversary on Med Cruise

56.        Finish wills, living wills, financial plans

57.        Help Cyndi handle Deanna’s estate

58.        Buy property and build yoga studio

Physical Goals

59.        Run an ultra-marathon.............................May have to rethink this due to new knees

60.        Run a 100-mile trail run............................May have to rethink this due to new knees

61.        Run international marathon with Cyndi......May have to rethink this due to new knees

62.        Weigh 175# .............................................. 2009 = 185# (closest I’ve been since junior high)

63.        Attend a running camp.............................May have to rethink this due to new knees

64.        my age in sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups ..................... (within 30-minute time limit)

65.        workout 2 hours per day for 40 days....................... DONE = Mar 2009 = 40-Day Challenge

66.        Bench press my weight

67.        Learn to cross-country ski

68.        do a 40-day fast

69.        Commute to work on bicycle … (50 times in one year)

70.        Cycle across Texas North-South

71.        Cycle across Texas West-East

72.        Complete a century bike ride

73.        Complete a triathlon

74.        Swimming goal for triathlon

75.        Multi-day cycling stage ride

Giving Goals

76.        Donate 160 pints (16 gallons) of blood … June 2016 = 108 pints

77.        Fund a family charitable foundation

78.        Fund scholarship for school teachers

79.        Donate 1 d/wk to Habitat for 1 year

80.        fund a complete Habitat house

81.        Payoff someone’s mortgage as a gift

Climb Kilimanjaro

82.        Climb Kilimanjaro

83.        Go to summer Olympics

84.        Go to winter Olympics

85.        Go to Israel....................................................... DONE = Nov 2016 with Global Missions Project

86.        Follow Paul’s missionary journeys

87.        Visit 100 countries … as of 2016 = 17 China, Thailand, Singapore, Kenya, Uganda,   Denmark, Mexico, England, Scotland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Canada, Israel

88.        Visit the Amalfi Coast in Italy

89.        Visit Banff

90.        Visit France

91.        Visit Costa Rica

92.        River cruise in Europe

Education Goals

93.        Organize and structure my library

94.        Go to writer’s workshop.......................................... DONE = Feb 2013 = Storyline

95.        Read 20 Texas books in one year

96.        Read 2,500 books … as of 2015 = 1897

97.        Attend Catalyst to hear new voices

98.        Writer’s weekend personal retreat

99.        Practice drawing – 100 daily drawings

100.      Read entire works of 20 authors ...... as of 2016 = C.S.Lewis, Donald Miller, Robert Parker, Calvin Trillin, Tom Clancy, Erwin McManus

 Ongoing Yearly Goals

                   Read 60 books

                   Publish weekly blog

                   Compile Love Songs to give away

                   Read through Daily Bible

                   Bike at least 2500 miles ....... 2016 = 2298 miles

                   Run at least 200 miles ............2016 = 280 (I averaged 1100/yr before bad knees (1979-2010))