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What are your 2024 goals?
January 01, 2024

What are your 2024 goals?

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100 Goals Club is a complimentary newsletter that specializes in helping you plan your life goals in 10 important areas.

1. Personal Development

2. Health and Fitness

3. Family and Friends

4. Hobbies and Passions

5. Financial

6. Career

7. Adventure

8. Travel

9. Lifestyle

10. Leaving a Legacy / Giving Back

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This newsletter focuses on your life goals for 2024.

Happy New Year!

The last 3 weeks for Kathy and I were full of family gatherings to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season.

I hope you also had plenty of time to enjoy the season with your friends and family.

As we approached the end of the year, we also ensured we took time together to draft our written goals for the coming year.

There are many things to be excited about as we enter 2024. As you complete your goals, I hope that you feel an optimism and excitement for the year ahead.

Quotes on goals

These quotes help remind us why it is important to set goals for your life, especially important as we begin the new year of 2024.

"The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms." — Chris Brogan

"The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." — Benjamin Mays

"Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life." — Les Brown

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." — Michelangelo

"Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them." — Jim Rohn

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things." — Albert Einstein

Set goals that align with your passions, values, and aspirations to drive your efforts and shape your journey toward a fulfilling life.

Personal development

The goal category of Personal Development is the 1st of the 10 categories of life goals at the 100goalsclub. I believe that all growth comes from within and the quality of your life will be largely based on your personal growth.

Key to your personal development goals is recognizing that the self help field is made up of hundreds of successful people in all areas of life, who have written books and produced podcasts and youtube videos, providing information and tips on why and how to lead a good life.

This is the information that in a perfect world, would be taught to you within the school system.

Reading is a fundamental strategy to continue to learn throughout your life; and why not read about strategies on how to live a better life? Why not read the best self help books?

For more information on this goal, check out my website:

Think like a Monk

The book I read while on our latest Transatlantic cruise this past November was by Jay Shetty entitled "Think Like a Monk". It was a good read and a great book to help formulate life perspective and living more in the present moment. Thank you to my daughter Karah who gave me this book for my 60th birthday this past year!

The race to achieve more, and the weight of unmet expectations often prevent individuals from experiencing genuine contentment and joy. Our modern lifestyle often disconnects us from the present moment, preventing us from fully appreciating life's simple pleasures and the beauty of everyday experiences.

In "Think Like a Monk," Jay Shetty illuminates the path towards a more fulfilling life by delving into mindfulness, purpose-driven living, and the wisdom of ancient philosophies. By adopting some of these principles, you can recalibrate your thinking, break free from the confines of stress, and learn to truly relish the beauty of the present moment. Here's a summary with the top recommendations from "Think Like a Monk" by Jay Shetty:


Discover Your Purpose: Reflect deeply on your passions, values, and strengths to align your life with a purpose that gives it meaning.

Live with Intention: Be mindful of your actions and thoughts, ensuring they align with your purpose.


Practice Mindfulness: Cultivate awareness of the present moment to reduce stress, enhance focus, and appreciate life more fully.

Emotional Mastery: Learn to understand and manage your emotions to improve relationships and decision-making.


Create Positive Habits: Implement daily routines that foster growth, such as meditation, journaling, and exercise.

Continuous Learning: Always seek knowledge and growth by being open to learning from various sources and experiences.


Cultivate Authentic Connections: Nurture meaningful relationships by being present, empathetic, and genuine in your interactions.


Practice Gratitude: Appreciate the blessings in your life and express gratitude regularly.

Serve Others: Find ways to contribute to the well-being of others, as service often brings fulfillment and purpose.

Jay Shetty's "Think Like a Monk" emphasizes the importance of purpose, mindfulness, positive habits, meaningful relationships, service, resilience, and continuous growth in leading a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

I got so much from reading this book that I've included a personal goal for 2024 myself to incorporate this thinking into my life (see below).

Our 2024 Goals

Kathy and I completed our draft 2024 goals, using the same goal setting worksheet you received when signing up for this monthly newsletter.

Note that writing down your life goals is much more meaningful than New Years Resolutions. The average new years resolution is forgotten about less than 30 days after the beginning of the year. Your goals will be something you focus on throughout the year and review weekly (or daily).

Below is a SAMPLE of our draft list which we will continue to refine for the next 2 weeks or so before finalizing for the year. Some are "repeats" from prior years where further or continued progress is desired.


3 Attend one personal development seminar

5 Incorporate "Think Like a Monk" thinking/techniques to live life more in "the present"

9 Write my updated life purpose in retirement


13 Exercise 3X per Week, mix of aerobic and muscular (Fitness Blender on-line and free weights). This is in addition to morning long walks.

19 Join a co-ed recreational team Pickelball league.


25 Complete VHS and 8mm to digital conversions of family videos

29 Reconnect with at least 5 members of our extended family or friends that we've had minimal contact with recently


31 Find or create a band that jams regularly (as a BASS player)

32 Become proficient with APPLE MUSIC app / subscription

33 Complete home improvements on our Gables On The Park properties (per separate list)

35 Research a great travel planning app and use it (tripit, wanderlog etc.)

36 Attend a "Scary Pockets" concert.

38 Learn to play 5 camp fire songs proficiently using Jam Zone app as background music


43 Review all expenses and minimize or eliminate unnecessary expenses.

47 Find a Tax advisor who can help us minimize taxes with our real estate / personal finances


69 Create an amazing Alaskan trip with pre cruise (Denali National Park), including a Sea Plane adventure


77 Take a Northern Europe & Scandinavian family cruise vacation with 2 days in Finland to connect with mom's family


83 Take a overnight getaway (min 2 nights) in Toronto

86 Attend another Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) event

87 Continue renovating and enjoying our cottage (Beach House) - (per separate list)


94 Find a volunteer opportunity that I/WE support with our time on a regular basis

97 Resubscribe to Storyworth and complete our family life story / book.

The Goal Setting Worksheet tab titled "Annual Power Page" is the place we recorded all these written goals, and is what we review each Monday morning during our weekly planning meetings.

The Robots are coming!

Yesterday, I watched a YouTube video on the future with Robots.

In the coming 5-10 years, the rise of intelligent humanoid robots equipped with AI and automation capabilities will reshape industries and the labor market significantly. Automation of dangerous and monotonous routine tasks across sectors like manufacturing and transportation will displace jobs, requiring a shift in workforce roles.

As you consider career goals, ensure you pay attention to the role that robots will play in the future so that you don't get displaced yourself!

From a financial goals and investment perspective, a lot of money will be made in robotics and artificial intelligence.

This video makes a case for how Tesla will be one of the leading companies leading this revolution, but more importantly will give you an awareness of what is coming our way.

Next newsletter . . .

In my upcoming newsletter scheduled for February 1st, I'll focus on Health and Fitness goal.

Brian Klodt founder of the 100 Goals Club


P.S. Happy New Year and wishing you great success in your goal accomplishments! If you need a copy of my 100 Goals Worksheet, please email me at

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