“We are 93 million miles from the sun. 238 thousand miles from the moon. A moment from finding magic and one kiss away from reaching our dreams.” ~ Robert M Drake
Dreams and goals help us live and function. We as humans are always striving for finding our purpose in the world. Many of us are lucky to find it and some of us keep treading on the journey to find the reason of our existence. How meaningless life will be, if all we are living for is a 9:00 – 5:00 job, cooking and cleaning. God has kept more to our existence.
If you read my profile, I like to call myself a creative folk. In our family, it’s a ritual that end of every year, group of our family members sit together and align on how we can contribute to our life meaningfully and also back to the society. This ritual is called “Aligning to our core values long term“. I also call it “Sharpening our creative skills“.
Saying that, last year in end of December, I sat down with my most closest person in the family and jotted down, some high level goals. It’s not that, everything will be achieved this year, but if we stretch ourselves a little extra, I am sure, we should be able to complete everything in few years time. In this article, I will like to share the list of our shortlisted goals and track the status of it over the year.
|#||Dreams / Goals Description||Owner – Bee||Owner – Sam||Shortlisted Month||Status|
|1||Become a BookTok book reviewer on TikTok||Bee||Sam||July||Not Started|
|2||Get Australian Passport by Jan 2023 (Bee)||Bee||January||Achieved|
|3||Become car debt free by Feb 2023(Bee)||Bee||February||Achieved|
|4||Start a weekly newsletter Bee’Ali – Thoughts in 2023||Bee||Sam||Apr – May||Achieved|
|5||Visit Gurdwara in Kartarpur Lahore (Keep Sam last wish|
in mind, this dream has been achieved in April
|6||Learn Morse Code||Bee||Sam||May||In progress|
|7||Finish front end developer nano degree||Bee||May – July||In progress|
|8||Write Gratitude Journal every day in 2023||Bee||Sam||April – July||In Progress|
|9||Establish a spiritual identity by July 2023 (i.e.|
say prayers 5 times a day, Quran with Tafseer)
|Bee||Sam||May – July||In Progress|
|10||Find new business pestures by June 2023||Bee||Sam||July||To Start|
|11||Setup insprove and work as an independent business||Bee||Sam||May||Not Yet Started|
|12||Run 5km without stopping||Bee||August||Not Yet Started|
|13||Become spiritual and say prayers 5 times a day||Bee||Sam||May||To Start|
|14||Setup a diverse financial portfolio||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|15||Start another income source. Start your personal Youtube Channel||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|16||Develop an enriched vocabulary in 2023 and start building weekly posts||Bee||Sam||May||To Start|
|17||Read 50 books in 2023 and genre’s should include |
(Fiction, Tech, Personal Development, Business and Financial)
|18||Finalise Atlassian Certification for JIRA||Bee||May||To Start|
|19||Play Guitar 365 days and document the video journey||Bee||June onwards||TBD|
|20||Setting up education fund for 5 needy students to support their education||Bee||Sam||June onwards||To Start|
|21||Achieve a chin up by end of 2023||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|22||Reduce 8% body fat by end of 2023||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|23||Build a cancer laboratory for poor people||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|24||Teaching coding to visually impaired people||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|25||Teaching women about self defence||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|26||Visit Iceland and photograph a live Volcano||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|27||Visit Salar De Uyuni||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|28||Learn long sword fighting||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|29||Self publish a book||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|30||Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|31||Plant 100 trees on baba and Ali name||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|32||Play guitar in front of 100 people||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|33||Learn the chords of my favourite 5 songs||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|35||Raise a dog||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|36||Raise a horse||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|37||Own a Lamborghini||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|38||Achieve a pistol squat||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|40||Visit Dargah Hazrat Bal in Srinagar Kashmir||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|41||Learn how to do gardening and farming||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|42||Learn professional photography||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|43||Learn French and visit Paris||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|44||Work in field of Artificial intelligence||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|45||Buy a 5 BHK house and setup a gaming room||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|46||Perform a full range Cossack squat||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|48||Become head of products and thought leader in product||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|50||Learn Bachata and Salsa dance forms||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|51||See northern lights in Iceland||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|52||Travel Europe by train||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|53||Visit highlands in Scotland||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|54||Swim in cenotes of maya culture||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|55||Volunteer for education||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|56||Finish data science nano-degree by June 2023||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|57||Start a podcast on spotify on Health and fitness||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|58||Recommence long range shooting||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|59||Learn horse riding||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|60||Learn to draw bikablo cartoons||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|61||Move to United Kingdom(London) ( Product Management)||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|62||Get the recreational pilot license (RPL) to fly in Australia||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|63||Take a sabbatical of a month in UK and visit all favourite places of dad||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|64||Around the world in 90 days. Visit countries and learn|
|65||Visit Nankana Sahab Gurdwara Lahore||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|66||Do Scuba diving||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|67||Become a writer on Medium and achieve 100 followers||Bee||May – August||In Progress|
|68||Spend a night in a Norway cottage opposite to a waterfall||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|69||Spend a summer in Berlin||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|70||Learn to use nunchucks||Bee||Sam||TBD||TBD|
|71||Learn to perform boxers step||Bee||TBD||TBD|
|72||Achieve a black belt in Krav Maga – military and defence style||Bee||TBD||TBD|
If you read the book Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, King Melchizedek says to the shepherd boy
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
I believe this with all my heart. However, the act of living one’s own destiny includes a series of stages that are far beyond our understanding, whose objective is always to take us back to the path of our “Personal Legend” or to make us learn the lessons necessary to fulfil our own destiny.
I think so we all can better illustrate our own Personal Legends by continuously finding our purpose and following the dreams and goals that destiny has stored in for us. Keep following our journey so that all of you can learn from our own lessons.
Thank you for reading the article.
jigger well written. happy to c you posting. sorry yar I asked u not to FaceTime, I just felt ur health was too weak , did not know the outcome. pls reply to my msgs, hangouts and WhatsApp. im sorry.
Salman, trying to keep up with the demand of the family, work and society and myself, just giving in constantly, she was burning the candle at both ends and in doing so what was really happening she was neglecting herself and I just cannot see how an individual who is going to the extreme end of burnout sustainably be able to do something Which is really impactful.
To be able to sustainability do something which is impactful , she needed to take care of herself.
My candle has run out.so I made this decision myself. Moving on was best for her, living with the burden of a death of loved one is horrible.
Trust me, I have been there and I would have been selfish, if I had let it happening anymore. I don’t regret my decision. May be people will understand my decisions in my life or after it.
You self sacrificed as usual. I feel v sad about your situation. Reality is so diff from ppl perception.
How inspiring 🙂 Sam. Loved the last part ” the act of living one’s own destiny includes a series of stages that are far beyond our understanding” , too deep and factual.
Thanks A :). Call? Yes the last part is true, we don’t know the stages of our destiny.
I m in awe, 2 many goals haha. well written