Personal Reflection: What I Want Out Of Life 06 Nov 2011
Everyone wants something of life. I want something out of mine. I’ve always been able to articulate parts of what I want out of life, but there have always been these elusive chunks. I’d always push them aside and tell myself I’d get to them later. There were always enough things to keep me busy.

Busy-ness, as good as it can feel sometimes, is deceptive and distracting. Identifying what you want out of life and why is hard, at least it has been for me. Today, I sat down to write down a list to act as a personal reminder for where I’m at right now. As I grow as a person these things may change, but until then…

I want to spend time with my family, specifically with my nieces and nephews. They bring a joy to my life that I never want to miss out on.

I want to be healthy.

I want to be able to enjoy life and the people I spend it with.

I want to create the kind of company that is a vessel for promoting a shared vision where a community of people can come together to make the world a better place. Currently, I want to pursue this by bringing better software into the world.

I want to have strong, honest, worthwhile relationships with my family, friends, co-workers and clients.

I want to wake up every day and feel that where I am exactly where I’m supposed to be at this time in my life.

I want to create a company where people feels that it is exactly where they are supposed to be at this time in their life.

I want to have the type of relationships with that the thought about going anywhere else never crosses their mind.

I want to create a company that is more of a community than a company.

I want to help my colleagues grow personally and professionally. I want them to push me to grow personally and professionally.

I want to become an accomplished teacher through code, writing, speaking, and instructional settings.

I never want to stop learning. I never want to lose a passion for knowledge. I want to be a student day in, day out, every day of my life. There is something to be learned from everyone and I want to learn what that might be.

I want to continue to grow in the areas that I have a great interest and passion in, such as software/product development, business, relationships/community, and writing.

I want to spend more time with people I find inspiring, motivating, and uplifting and less with folks who do the opposite.

I want to be inspiring, motivating, and uplifting to others.

There are some things missing from this list which others may find obvious. It’s not to say I don’t value other things, but those are not what I want out of life. If I am able to accomplish the above I know those other things will either follow, or they simply won’t matter.

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