97 - Write a book . . . to create your last legacy.

Reason for this Goal and should I write a book?:   It is my belief that you have at least one book in you before you retire!   Life is an amazing adventure in which you will develop expertise, knowledge, and experience, in a way that is truly unique to you.  

Why not document it in a book that will form a part of your legacy, to be passed down to future generations. Why not make your life so interesting that you could write a book about it that others would find valuable?  

Beyond that, a book will help develop your career or help recognize you as an authority in a specific area, which will lead to more life experience.

Should I write a book?

Recently, I purchased a book from a friend of a family member who just authored and published her own book: Explore, Transform, Flourish . . . Support and Hope for Those Who Help Others.   Gillian Stevens wrote this book about her own life experience as a secondary school guidance councillor, helping at-risk youth to overcome barriers leading to graduation.  She told me it has been a transformative experience writing this book and becoming an author, something she has wanted to do for some time.

Even though you may be unsure of this goal, I encourage you to set it as one of your own personal goals.   Write it, and whether you publish it or not, it could be just the thing for you to accomplish. 

Who knows what you’ll have to write about in 1, 5 or 20 years from now!  It could give your life or career a boost, and provide opportunities that will lead to greater success and life experience. 

There are many organizations and publishers today who have set up systems and processes that make it very easy for someone, who has never before written a book, to do so at a reasonable cost. 

For me, it was Raymond Aaron’s 10–10–10 publishing program that resulted in my book being written and the creation of this 100 Goals Club website.

What to write a book about?

In asking yourself should I write a book, following are some potential topics on which you could write your very own book:

  • The Life of “_____” (a family history)
  • The Book of “_______” (insert your expertise or passion here)
  •  “X” steps to achieving “__________” (write about an area of expertise you’ve developed and can help others with)
  • A fiction novel, telling a story about something that you are inspired to write about
  • Life lessons on how “_________” (insert your choice of topic here)

Suggested Goal(s):    Write a book.
Your Outrageous Goal:   Write multiple books.

It was one of my original 100 goals, written at the age of 30, to write a book.  The reason I wanted to write a book was to create something that would be part of my family’s legacy, in regard to Publish an inspirational tape(s)/book to pass onto future generations, under the category of father (family) goals.  

To find out more about my first book, 100 Life Goals, click here!


This is my very first book, written because of a Life Goal set more than 25 years ago! Purchase this book for inspiration on recommended 100 Lifetime Goals you can tailor for your own life.

I hope that this book will inspire future generations, not only in my family’s lineage but throughout the world, to live a goal-oriented life and achieve more than they thought was possible.

I didn't stop at just one book!  Find out more about my second book, Buy Your Neighbours House!  This book is about developing wealth by purchasing a second house on your street (or neighbourhood).  In our case, my wife and I bought the entire street.  Check out Gables On The Park website.  


This is my second book, an Authorities Book, written on the topic of Real Estate Investing about why you should consider to "Buy Your Neighbours House"!

I hope that this page and site gives you the inspiration and answer you may have been looking for to the question "should I write a book"? Make if one of your key 100 life goals. 

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Last updated:  October 19, 2019