PERSONAL GOALS

Many people have personal and professional goals; one perspective on goals is to put them in categories like:

Spiritual/Religious

Intellectual/Educational

Social/Emotional

Physical-Health/Fitness/Nutrition/etc.

Financial/Economic

Dr. Stephen R. Covey discusses in his many books, audiotapes, lectures, etc. examples of how one may break down things in life into categories: To Live, To Love, To Learn and To Leave a Legacy. Here are some examples.

TO LIVE (Physical-Health/Fitness/Nutrition/Social/etc.)
Exercise: Sports/Running/Swimming/Weight Training/Walking/Yoga
Entertainment: Television/Radio/Movies/Comedy Clubs/Concerts/Sporting Events/Computer-Video games/Cards/etc.
Food & Nutrition: Dining Out/In/Vitamins/Water (Drugs/Alcohol)
Family & Friend Celebrations: Graduations/Reunions/Weddings/Birthdays/Anniversaries/Barmitsvahs/
Festivals/Holidays/Special Recognition Days/Vacations, etc. (Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Lent, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Oscar's, Emmy's, Grammy's, Olympics, Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, The Master's, Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, Wimbelton, Boston Marathon, etc.)
Job/Career/Work: 6 Career Pathways, Holland's World of Work, etc. (Flow)
Hobby/Avocation: Refereeing, Sewing, Knitting, Gardening, etc.
Medical/Dental/Vision: Checkups/Medication
Financial/Economic: Stock Market/Mutual Fund/Retirement-Savings Plans/Real Estate/Budgeting (Save to Spend)
Transportation: Driving/Boating/Cruising/Flying/Public Transit
Affiliations/Associations: Church/Religious groups, Moose, Elks, Masons, Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.
Camps
Singing/Dancing/Writing

TO LEARN (Intellectual/Educational)
Ability to Read-Think-Problem-Solve-Empathize-Moral/Ethical-Attitude
Learning Styles-Thinking Styles-Personality Styles
Educational Degrees/Levels of Achievement
Motivation & Achievement
Skill & Self-Esteem Development
Stress Management/Meditation
Study & Learning Skills and Strategies (Test Taking)
Time Management/Planning/Organization
Values

TO LOVE (Social-Emotional)
5 Ways to Love/Support: Touch/Gifts/Service/Quality Time/Praise
Communication Skills
Leadership/Parenting/Grandparenting/Tutoring/Mentoring/Volunteering
Roles and Expectations
Security and Safety

TO LEAVE A LEGACY (Financial-Economic)
Wills/Life Insurance/Gifts/Money/Heirlooms/Homes/Timeshares
Videos/Pictures/Memories/Messages

Specific Goals of Dave Taylor (at one time or another)
Learn how to program in Unix/Linux/Java/Basic/C++/Pascal/etc.
Learn how to do Electronics/A+ Computer Repair
Complete the Certified Network Engineer program
Learn Calculus/Physics/Chemistry
Complete CLU/ChFC/CFP/CEBS/CPA-Financial Planner/Accountant
Learn Video Editing/JPEG/MPEG/AVI editing
Learn Drafting/CAD
Be a successful educator in a variety of educational roles
1st Class FCC/3rd Class
Broadcast/Announce Michigan Football/Wrestling/Gymnastics/Softball (Referee: NCAA Division I Finals)
Make a movie/Act in a movie/Digital Video Camera/DVD writable+recordable CD-rom
Education: Finish History 333
History minors/cognates in Economics/Geography Minors/Certification/ECO 201/202/3??/GEO 3??/Grant Writing
Superintendency Certification
Vacations: Mediterranean Cruise
Trips to Austin, TX, Sacramento/Napa Valley, CA