Not What I Want To Do, But Who I Want To Be

As I sit in the seat of Row 28 (No upgrade for me today!) on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago I have plenty of time to think about what kind of person I want to be.   A lot of people have a bucket list of places they want to go, things they want to do and people they want to meet.  I have one of those lists also but I figured it was time to sit down and write a list of what I want to be.

Here is my “Who I want to be” bucket list:

I want to be a GREAT father and husband.

I want to have self-respect and dignity.

I want to be confident but not egotistical.

I want to be an awesome friend, colleague and mentor.

I want to be motivated and challenged every day that I wake up.

I want to have a feeling when I am 75 that I have spent my time well.

I missed the easy ones on this list right? Don’t I want to be rich, successful, popular, happy and rich?  I think those are all byproducts of being the things on this list and cant be totally achieved outside of these goals (Theoretically I could start playing and win the power ball). Hopefully in 40 years I can pull this list off of on my Ipad 87 and be able to put a big fat check mark by each line.

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