If you struggle to keep your dreams (and achieve it), then these guy might have the solution

Life-ListJohn Goddard after becoming tired of adult telling him what to do and how to do it, sat at his kitchen table one rainy afternoon and wrote “my life list” at the top of a yellow pad. Under the heading, he wrote 127 goals he intent to achieve.

Wow in a world where people struggle to achieve only one dream, John Goddard wanted to achieve 127 goals.

But by the time John Goddard was fifty, he has accomplish 108 of those goals. This goals where not just ordinary goals it involves reading the bible, climbing major mountains, visiting the north and south pole and many more.

Just take your time to see the complete list:

  1. Nile River
  2. Amazon River
  3. Congo River
  4. Colorado River
  5. Yangtze River, China
  6. Niger River
  7. Orinoco River, Venezuela
  8. Rio Coco, Nicaragua

Study Primitive Cultures In:

  1. The Congo
  2. New Guinea
  3. Brazil
  4. Borneo
  5. The Sudan (John was nearly buried alive in a sandstorm.)
  6. Australia
  7. Kenya
  8. The Philippines
  9. Tanganyika (now Tanzania)
  10. Ethiopia
  11. Nigeria
  12. Alaska


  1. Mount Everest
  2. Mount Aconcagua, Argentina
  3. Mount McKinley
  4. Carry out careers in medicine and exploration (Studied premed and

treats illnesses among primitive tribes)

  1. Visit every country in the world (30 to go)
  2. Study Navaho and Hopi Indians
  3. Learn to fly a plane
  4. Ride horse in Rose Parade


  1. Iguacu Falls, Brazil
  2. Victoria Falls, Rhodesia (Chased by a warthog in the process)
  3. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
  4. Yosemite Falls
  5. Niagara Falls
  6. Retrace travels of Marco Polo and Alexander the Great

Explore Underwater:

  1. Coral reefs of Florida
  2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia (Photographed a 300-pound clam)
  3. Red Sea
  4. Fiji Islands
  5. The Bahamas
  6. Explore Okefenokee Swamp and the Everglades
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  1. North and South Poles
  2. Great Wall of China
  3. Panama and Suez Canals
  4. Easter Island
  5. The Galapagos Islands
  6. Vatican City (Saw the pope)
  7. The Taj Mahal
  8. The Eiffel Tower
  9. The Blue Grotto
  10. The Tower of London
  11. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  12. The Sacred Well of Chichen-Itza, Mexico
  13. Climb Ayers Rock in Australia
  14. Follow River Jordan from Sea of Galilee to Dead Sea

Swim In:

  1. Lake Victoria
  2. Lake Superior
  3. Lake Tanganyika
  4. Lake Titicaca, South America
  5. Lake Nicaragua
  6. Become an Eagle Scout
  7. Dive in a submarine
  8. Land on and take off from an aircraft carrier
  9. Fly in a blimp, hot air balloon and glider
  10. Ride an elephant, camel, ostrich and bronco
  11. Skin dive to 40 feet and hold breath two and a half minutes


  1. Catch a ten-pound lobster and a ten-inch abalone
  2. Play flute and violin
  3. Type 50 words a minute
  4. Take a parachute jump
  5. Learn water and snow skiing
  6. Go on a church mission
  7. Follow the John Muir Trail
  8. Study native medicines and bring back useful ones
  9. Bag camera trophies of elephant, lion, rhino, cheetah, cape buffalo

and whale

  1. Learn to fence
  2. Learn jujitsu
  3. Teach a college course
  4. Watch a cremation ceremony in Bali
  5. Explore depths of the sea
  6. Appear in a Tarzan movie (He now considers this an irrelevant

boyhood dream)

  1. Own a horse, chimpanzee, cheetah, ocelot and coyote (Yet to own a

chimp or cheetah)

  1. Become a ham radio operator
  2. Build own telescope
  3. Write a book (On Nile trip)
  4. Publish an article in National Geographic Magazine
  5. High jump five feet
  6. Broad jump 15 feet
  7. Run a mile in five minutes
  8. Weigh 175 pounds stripped (still does)
  9. Perform 200 sit-ups and 20 pull-ups
  10. Learn French, Spanish and Arabic
  11. Study dragon lizards on Komodo Island (Boat broke down within
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20 miles of island)

  1. Visit birthplace of Grandfather Sorenson in Denmark
  2. Visit birthplace of Grandfather Goddard in England
  3. Ship aboard a freighter as a seaman
  4. Read the entire Encyclopedia Britannia (Has read extensive parts

in each volume)

  1. Read the Bible from cover to cover
  2. Read the works of Shakespeare, Plato, Aristotle, Dickens, Thoreau,

Poe, Rousseau, Bacon, Hemingway, Twain, Burroughs, Conrad,

Talmage, Tolstoi, Longfellow, Keats, Whittier and Emerson (Not every

work of each)

  1. Become familiar with the compositions of Bach, Beethoven,

Debussy, Ibert, Mendelssohn, Lalo, Rimski-Korsakov, Respighi, Liszt,

Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Toch, Tschaikovsky, Verdi

  1. Become proficient in the use of a plane, motorcycle, tractor,

surfboard, rifle, pistol, canoe, microscope, football basketball, bow and

arrow, lariat and boomerang

  1. Compose music
  2. Play Clair de Lune on the piano
  3. Watch fire-walking ceremony (In Bali and Surinam)
  4. Milk a poisonous snake (Bitten by a diamond back during a photo


  1. Light a match with a 22 rifle
  2. Visit a movie studio
  3. Climb Cheops’ pyramid
  4. Become a member of the Explorers’ Club and the Adventurers’


  1. Learn to play polo
  2. Travel through the Grand Canyon on foot and by boat
  3. Circumnavigate the globe (four times)
  4. Visit the moon (“Some day if God wills”)
  5. Marry and have children (Has five children)
  6. Live to see the 21st Century (He will be 75)127. Live to see the

21st Century (He will be 75)

All you need to do, is to follow what John did, write out your dream and get into action.

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