When choosing 101 goals to accomplish, it's inevitable, I suppose, that some of them will be pure fluff. However, when a friend of mine challenged me to join the Day Zero Project, I decided I needed a vision, an overall guiding purpose, a reason to keep me going when I get demotivated.
My drive comes from two areas.
1. Work: I am one of those folks who loves to work, and doesn't feel productive without something to do.
2. Passion: Enriching my life, giving back to others, and working on things that bring deep personal satisfaction.
The goal? Ultimately, I want more choice and freedom in life. I want to be less obligated to things such as financial obligations, and more integrated into the lives of my friends, family, and community. As part of this I have listed 101 tangible, relevant goals to achieving a greater degree of freedom and choice. Some of them actually involve creating new obligations (getting involved in the city council), but in a way that increases my individual voice to influence the shape the world around me. The concept of obligation itself is by no means what I am trying to avoid; it is the obligations that control me, rather than allowing me to control my own life, that I wish to decrease.