If you wonder where I’m going to get 31 goals from, let me just tell you that I got 76 actually.
I once started a list of 100 goals.
Which was very liberating.
I noticed that until that moment I wasted a lot of time looking for things to do, searching for yet another goal that I might want to do.
Doing that exercise once, made me stop looking for stuff to do and made me start doing stuff to actually achieve these goals.
Another lesson learned in all these years of setting and achieving goals is that sharing your goals with others actually helps tremendously.
You’ll be amazed how often you come across somebody with a similar goal or with some knowledge or experience to help you forward.
You guessed it, that’s part of the reason why I’m doing this series.
So if you can help me out with any of these 31 goals, just let me know.
Your reward will be eternal gratitude and a mention on this blog.
For whatever that’s worth.
So without further ado, goal nr. 1: a full back tattoo.
That’s right, me, Mr. nice guy, Mr. Business Man often seen in a conventional suit, dreams of inking his entire back with some Eastern Religious image.
Yes I do.
The inspiration came from Japanese business men who often have full body tattoos.
And yet none of it shows when they’re in suits.
And that dichotomy intrigued me.
It also made me realize that my love for tattoos, for loud punk music and my love for doing business are definitely not excluding each other.
As long as you accept the balance.
Tattooing the word ‘Fuck’ on your forehead may work if you’re a singer in a punk band (and even they realize that isn’t the smartest thing to do as soon as they have kids of their own! Check out the brilliant movie ‘The other F-word for the full story), I’m pretty sure it won’t help me close more deals.
So how am I going to get there?
What’s needed to achieve this goal?
First of all a design.
Which is why I love Pinterest so much.
Secondly an artist.
Which is why I go to tattoo-shows.
Those in itself are enough of an experience to have this kind of goal.
And finally, and this something I added myself because it’s not a necessity, a slim, slightly muscular, well-trained body.
Which brings me to goal nr. 2.
And more on that later.