Three years ago, He wrote down 100 goals in my journal. It was harder than he thought it would be. Among these riveting goals that my young brain came up with were “Go to Coachella,” “Climb Everest,” and “Cook with Gordon Ramsay.” Absolutely riveting. 

Here’s how to perform the “100 goals” experiment yourself:

1. Writing Down Your First 20 Goals Is Easy

Got a pen? Good. Got a piece of paper? Now we’re talking. Write out your first twenty numbers and get going on filling them with goals. Truthfully writing out your first twenty goals will be very easy. You likely know exactly what you want to do, right? Some big goals might be to buy a house, get married, start a side-hustle, learn how to speak Spanish, and other various things. 

2. How To Write Down Your Next 80 Goals

When you have writer’s block during this exercise, it’s likely because you’re being too picky. “Cook with Gordon Ramsay” is an absolutely ludicrous goal of mine, however I still wrote it, right? I wrote it because I was trying to get out of my own way. I trained myself to write absolutely anything that came into my mind.

he don’t care if one of your goals is to go play professional soccer and you’re currently 50 years old. Write it down. I don’t care if your goal is essentially impossible. Write it down. This will help you get the exercise done.

Here’s a list of my personal goals that I wrote down three years ago…

  1. Go To Europe
  2. Live in San Francisco
  3. Start a Successful Youtube Channel
  4. Write a book
  5. Write an insanely viral article
  6. Start a consulting/coaching business
  7. Maintain a high level of fitness
  8. Go to Coachella *Winces*
  9. Write a screenplay
  10. Get nominated for an award in entertainment

Out of these first ten goals, I’ve already done four of them. The problem is I have another 90+ goals on this list that I’m far from accomplishing. You may be feeling a little overwhelmed here. You might be saying to yourself, there’s no way I’ll ever get to visit the Pyramids or get elected to public office. Those thoughts may come to your mind. Banish them immediately. It’s normal to get those thoughts, but tell them to go away for just twenty minutes while you write your goals down.

3. Break Up Your Goals By These 5 Categories

For one, break down your goals based on five different categories: WorkRelationships, Location, House, and Hobbies. Let’s take a look at some of my goals for a second…

Go on a road trip out West with my Dad. That’s relationships.                                     Go to Europe. That’s a location.                                                                                     Run a marathon. That’s more or less a hobby or like a leisure activity.               Work on a movie set. That’s work.

4. Your Life Will Magically Follow Some Of These 100 Goals

Three years later, I’ve found my life has almost magically followed my 100 goals. So far, just three years later, I’ve accomplished sixteen of them. I’m convinced that simply listing down what you want in a journal can act as a sort of cosmic hand influencing you and pointing you in the right direction. You’ll subconsciously work towards many of your goals without knowing it.

When you’re writing down these goals and you’re at a loss for what goals to write down next, just think in terms of category. Think about a few goals you can add to your “relationships” stockpile, or a few goals you can add to your “house” stockpile.