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wordweaverlynn

POLL: Goals, Dreams, and Lists

I've been thinking lately about ambitions, goals, and dreams. Thus a poll to collect the wisdom and experiences of my friends.

Poll #1520190 Whaddaya Want?

Why yes, I do have a(n)

Life plan
0(0.0%)
Ambition
0(0.0%)
Organizing principle
1(1.4%)
Mission
0(0.0%)
Destiny
0(0.0%)
Goal
1(1.4%)
Dream
0(0.0%)
Quest
0(0.0%)
Purpose
1(1.4%)
Hope
1(1.4%)
Wish
0(0.0%)
Wish list
0(0.0%)
Bucket list (before I die I'd like to...)
0(0.0%)
Desire
1(1.4%)
Vague yearning for purpose
3(4.2%)

I maintain the following to keep track of my progress toward my goals:

A daily to-do list
1(1.4%)
A weekly to-do list
0(0.0%)
A to-do list that I update at irregular intervals
4(5.6%)
A electronic calendar
1(1.4%)
A paper calendar
1(1.4%)
A giant stone calendar like the Mayans, plus a jackhammer to cross off days
0(0.0%)
A journal where I periodically review my course
0(0.0%)
An annual review
0(0.0%)
A five-year plan
0(0.0%)
A ten-year plan
0(0.0%)
Some other form of list, schedule, calendar, or reminder, which I'll explain in comments
2(2.8%)
No form of list, schedule, calendar, or reminder
14(19.4%)
I have a list/calendar but I never update it
1(1.4%)
I have seventeen different DayTimers, PDAs, Google calendars, and Palm Pilots, plus the back of an envelope
1(1.4%)
I would update my calendar but I can't find my pen/stylus/jackhammer
0(0.0%)

I shape my life around

A prudent plan encompassing career, family, health, and fiscal goals
1(1.4%)
Whatever comes next
2(2.7%)
My family's traditional pattern of education, marriage, and career
0(0.0%)
A combination of hopeless wishes and shattered dreams
1(1.4%)
God's plan for my life
1(1.4%)
Nothing, it just happens
1(1.4%)
Months or years of drifting until I crash into something worth doing
1(1.4%)
Months or years of drifting until I crash and everything explodes
0(0.0%)
God is hammering me out on an anvil of pain
1(1.4%)
Momentary amusements staving off the next five seconds
0(0.0%)
Complying with other people's expectations
0(0.0%)
Defying other people's expectations
1(1.4%)
Getting enough sleep, sex, food, and mindaltering substances. Plus bowling.
2(2.7%)
Maximizing utility and minimizing suffering
2(2.7%)
Something else, which I'll discuss in comments
4(5.5%)

My top priority is

My family
12(16.9%)
My career
1(1.4%)
Creative self-expression
7(9.9%)
My religion
2(2.8%)
Getting through the next five minutes
2(2.8%)
Revenge
0(0.0%)
Living a balanced life
21(29.6%)
Whatever's on fire at the moment
6(8.5%)
Maintaining a good relationship with my partner
1(1.4%)
Taking care of my health
3(4.2%)
Avoiding pain at all costs
0(0.0%)
Gaining fame, power, or money
1(1.4%)
Avoiding ever having to think
0(0.0%)
Avoiding ever having to feel
0(0.0%)
Something else, which I'll discuss in comments
15(21.1%)

Over the years, my life has been

A steady course of hard work, good judgment, and reasonable success
0(0.0%)
Maybe not so steady as all that, but I learned from my mistakes, and I'm pleased with my life
2(2.8%)
A hot mess
1(1.4%)
Bouncing from disaster to catastrophe like a kangaroo on steroids
1(1.4%)
So much better than anyone could have predicted
0(0.0%)
A decline from early promise to mid-life failure
1(1.4%)
A series of explorations leading to a unique path in life
0(0.0%)
A spiral where I keep fighting the same battles on a higher level
0(0.0%)
More ups than downs
1(1.4%)
More downs than ups
0(0.0%)
Success in some areas, failure in others
0(0.0%)
Success in some areas, failure in the one thing I most wanted
1(1.4%)
A stream of misery occasionally drying to a trickle of despair
0(0.0%)
Hard to tell, it's not done yet
2(2.8%)
Something else, which I'll explain in comments
0(0.0%)

What I want most is

Money
0(0.0%)
Power
0(0.0%)
Respect
0(0.0%)
Love
2(2.9%)
Acceptance
1(1.4%)
Peace
4(5.7%)
Justice
0(0.0%)
Pleasure
2(2.9%)
Revenge
0(0.0%)
Security
1(1.4%)
Freedom
1(1.4%)
Oblivion
1(1.4%)
Beauty
0(0.0%)
Enlightenment
2(2.9%)
Something else, which I'll explain in comments
9(12.9%)

Ticky?

Ticky has a plan for your life.
5(8.3%)
Ticky needs a better box to keep up with the Radio-Buttonses.
1(1.7%)
Ticky doesn't fit in conventional boxes.
24(40.0%)
That's Dr. Ticky, thank you.
15(25.0%)


As usual, please feel free to discuss the poll or your answers in comments.
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