The Ultimate Wish List – 197 Unexpected Goals To Inspire Your Life

The road to wealth, health and happiness is paved from start to finish with 1 completed goal after the other – trouble is most of us forget to tread it.


This Wish List is designed as a primer to jog your imagination and get your manifestation juices flowing and help you become the person you want to be, living a life you love

It is not designed to get you thinking about what you think you might, or should be able to have, be or do. It’s been compiled to get you wondering about what YOU are prepared to put into life and what you intend to get out of it.

Don’t expect to be inspired or attracted every single thing on the list, just let your imagination go,  and use it to make your own list of the dreams, crazy things and whims that you think you’d probably never do or get round to but that you would kind of like to if the opportunity came along.

You might stumble on an idea that rocks your world and makes all the difference to what you can enjoy and achieve.

The Ultimate Wish List:  197 Things To Do, Have and Be 

  1. ¨ Win an Olympic medal
  2. ¨ Own all the Beatles’ recordings in original vinyl
  3. ¨ Become a radio talk show host
  4. Learn to play castanets in Andaluzia, Spain
  5. ¨ Read the biographies of ten 10 people I most admire before I am 4o
  6. ¨ Help transform an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan
  7. ¨ Visit Corsica where Napoleon was born and St. Helena where he died
  8. ¨ Do a flip on a trampoline
  9. ¨ Double my salary by this time next year
  10. ¨ Double my salary and my investments by this time next year
  11. ¨ Create a catchphrase that outlives me
  12. ¨ Put a smile on someone’s’ face
  13. ¨ Discover how to use more of my mind
  14. ¨ Find out what the other 90% of my mind is really for
  15. ¨ Solve an impossible problem
  16. ¨ Go camping at Richard Branson’s luxury home on Necker island
  17. ¨ Cruise the Greek islands with a group of friends on a private yaght
  18. ¨ See with 20/20 vision in the dark
  19. ¨ Ask for a miracle-and receive it
  20. ¨ Have x-ray vision at a celebrity cocktail party
  21. ¨ Receive an impassioned love letter from a secret admirer
  22. ¨ Acknowledge my weaknesses and discover my true strengths
  23. ¨ Sit next to Jack Black at a Lakers game
  24. ¨ Write a number one hit single
  25. ¨ Write a book that’s the talk of the internet
  26. ¨ Take a weekend trip to outer space and experience dancing in zero gravity
  27. ¨ Run a 10 minute mile
  28. ¨ Run a one mile three legged race in 10 minutes
  29. ¨ Collect antique books
  30. ¨ Find an unknown Shakespeare play and see it to perform at The Globe
  31. ¨ Own a small holding and go self sufficient
  32. ¨ Learn to weave my own cloth
  33. ¨ Make dyes from natural sources and knit an Arran sweater
  34. ¨ Build a successful business raising Goats and making goat’s cheese
  35. ¨ Open a bed & breakfast on Brighton beach
  36. ¨ Learn sign language and speak it fluently
  37. ¨ Own a classic 1950 Saab 92 (car)
  38. ¨ Discover all my family’s secrets
  39. ¨ Write a best selling comedy book based on my family’s secrets
  40. ¨ Be a fly on the wall in the managers meeting
  41. ¨ Make a successful business out of something I love doing
  42. ¨ Discover something I love doing
  43. ¨ Forget about my mission on earth and just live for the hell of it
  44. ¨ Spend a weekend with Brad Pitt on a tropical island
  45. ¨ Overcome my shyness
  46. ¨ Start a rumour that turned out to be true
  47. ¨ Give a speech to a room full of comedians and make them all laugh
  48. ¨ Come up with a saying that becomes part of the English language
  49. ¨ Have a great answer to every question
  50. ¨ Retire comfortably at 50
  51. ¨ Work because I want to, not because I need to
  52. ¨ Learn to snowboard
  53. ¨ Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  54. ¨ Be asked to submit a weekly opinion column for a local newspaper
  55. ¨ Build my own home in an idyllic position by virgin forest
  56. ¨ Learn how to quit my 9 – 5 and earn an i income without a job
  57. ¨ Break a bad habit
  58. ¨ Group hug a redwood tree with a bunch of friends
  59. ¨ Start a trend
  60. ¨ Find the perfect someone with whom to share my life
  61. ¨ Be invited to the Academy Awards as John Travolta’s guest
  62. ¨ Write a best selling novel and have it made into a blockbuster movie
  63. ¨ See fields of red poppies in the south of France
  64. ¨ Be able to repair household plumbing and electrical fixtures myself
  65. ¨ Identify my mission in life
  66. ¨ Travel overseas on a diplomatic mission
  67. ¨ Do stand up comedy and be fearlessly funny
  68. ¨ Watch a centre court match at Wimbledon
  69. ¨ Donate to a sperm bank
  70. ¨ Have a love child by a world famous scientist
  71. ¨ Prove there’s life on Mars
  72. ¨ Go dog-sledding in Alaska
  73. ¨ Throw a tantrum at work with no repercussions
  74. ¨ Charter a yacht round the Mediterranean with my friends
  75. ¨ Swim with Killer Whales
  76. ¨ Never have to fill in a tax return form again
  77. ¨ Own a whole set of Le Crusiet saucepans and casserole dishes
  78. ¨ Fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter
  79. ¨ Win the Tour de France
  80. ¨ Have a solo exhibition of my art work at the Tate Modern
  81. ¨ Play The Monarch’s championship golf course
  82. ¨ Get a hole in one at St Andrew’s with Tiger Woods as my caddy
  83. ¨ Own a nightclub in Ibiza
  84. ¨ Have a live in cook and housekeeper
  85. ¨ Own 5 luxury properties in London, Paris, Milan, St. Ives and New York
  86. ¨ Meet life’s challenges and overcome them graciously
  87. ¨ Design and make my own clothes
  88. ¨ Be mentored by Christian Dior
  89. ¨ Have Stella McCartney model my designs
  90. ¨ Design, and have built my own dream vacation home
  91. ¨ Make a positive differnce to a million people in my lifetime
  92. ¨ Design handbags and open a handbag boutique in Sloane Square, London
  93. ¨ Drive a Ferrari in Monaco
  94. ¨ Solve an 100 year old unsolved crime
  95. ¨ Look 20 at 30, 30 at 40, 40 at 50 and never age another day
  96. ¨ Stop weighing myself – because who really cares
  97. ¨ Overhear my work being praised
  98. ¨ Throw a boomerang and catch it
  99. ¨ Invest money for my children’s education
  100. ¨ Enter my dog at Crufts and have him win ‘Best of Breed’
  101. ¨ Learn to flip a pancake
  102. ¨ Learn to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef
  103. ¨ Take my son to Israel to swim with dolphins
  104. ¨ Go whale watching in New Zealand
  105. ¨ Wake up refreshed every morning
  106. ¨ Leap out of bed and want to go for a 5 mile run every day
  107. ¨ Reverse the aging process and feel better at 50 than I do at 40
  108. ¨ Get to bed before midnight and to sleep before 2 a.m.
  109. ¨ Dream in colour
  110. ¨ Direct my own dreams and manifest the outcome in my daily life
  111. ¨ Travel on the Orient Express from London to Venice in spring time
  112. ¨ Eat chocolate and never get fat
  113. ¨ Stop working at weekends
  114. ¨ Own a prize winning race horse
  115. ¨ Sponsor an African orphan
  116. ¨ Keep bees and make honey
  117. ¨ Discover a cure for the common cold
  118. ¨ Write my first novel at the age of 75
  119. ¨ Find a four leaf clover
  120. ¨ Downsize my life
  121. ¨ Teach a blind child to read Braille
  122. ¨ Help and encourage a handicapped child to walk
  123. ¨ Have a positive effect on people
  124. ¨ Discover the secret to a long and happy life
  125. ¨ Learn to wolf whistle and hail a cab in NYC
  126. ¨ Visit the Trevi Fountain in Rome and make a wish
  127. ¨ Sit by a crackling log fire in a cabin during a thunderstorm
  128. ¨ Win first prize at a karaoke competition
  129. ¨ Find a love letter from my great grandfather to my great grandmother
  130. ¨ Have a greenhouse and grow my own vegetables in it
  131. ¨ Explore the Cornwall coast on horseback
  132. ¨ Work flexitime so I can balance my career and my family better
  133. ¨ Store snowballs in the freezer and pull them out for a summer party snowball fight
  134. ¨ Learn to roller blade and organise a charity roller blade party
  135. ¨ Accept myself just as I am
  136. ¨ Work 4 days a week, 3 weeks a month, 10 months a year & earn a 6 figure income
  137. ¨ Create a container garden in my back yard
  138. ¨ Have the perfect answer to life’s hard questions
  139. ¨ Write a TV sitcom based on the lives of my pets
  140. ¨ Drive a tank over miles of sand dunes
  141. ¨ Bid for a Picasso at auction
  142. ¨ Start a movement that has massive positive impact on everyday lives
  143. ¨ Play a bit part as an alien in an episode of Star Trek
  144. ¨ Design an alien character and see it in an episode of Dr Who
  145. ¨ Get irrefutable proof of the Loch Ness monster (in Scotland)
  146. ¨ Discover a family of Nessies living in the Loch
  147. ¨ Learn to ask for what I really want and enjoy receiving it
  148. ¨ Prove dinosaurs still exist
  149. ¨ Learn how to charm a snake
  150. ¨ Set 5 goals on January 1st and achieve them by Christmas the same year
  151. ¨ Write a script for Jim Carey and watch him improvise on it
  152. ¨ Hire a giant bouncy castle for my 40th birthday garden party
  153. ¨ Bake a soufflé that doesn’t fall flat
  154. ¨ Feed the flat soufflé to the dog and go to Claridges, London for dinner instead
  155. ¨ Invent my own perfume
  156. ¨ Get an SLR camera and learn to use all the features really well
  157. ¨ Learn to speak Spanish and read Lorca in his native tongue
  158. ¨ Make stained glass windows for my house
  159. ¨ Discipline my thinking to keep the focus on solutions (not problems)
  160. ¨ Interior design a room in the White House
  161. ¨ Look at problems as opportunities
  162. ¨ Become mortgage and debt free
  163. ¨ Weave a flower necklace
  164. ¨ Learn to shimmy with style and learn to dance The Charleston
  165. ¨ Discover something wonderful about myself I did not realise before
  166. ¨ Understand Stephen Hawkins Brief History of Time
  167. ¨ Prove String Theory
  168. ¨ Discover and name new planet in our solar system
  169. ¨ Indulge my wildest fantasy and discover its better than I thought
  170. ¨ Finish what I start
  171. ¨ Donate bone marrow
  172. ¨ Dress entirely in plastic clothing for a day
  173. ¨ See a hippopotamus cool off in a river
  174. ¨ Receive a marriage proposal in sky writing
  175. ¨ Find the cure for middle age spread
  176. ¨ Learn to use a jack and change a tyre
  177. ¨ Sing like Shirley Bassey
  178. ¨ Inspire someone
  179. ¨ Save the money I squander on impulse buys
  180. ¨ Be an apprentice to an old fashioned boat builder
  181. ¨ Swap lives with my cat for a day
  182. ¨ Eat for a week on food I have reared or grown myself
  183. ¨ Finish my dissertation
  184. ¨ Finally understand algebra
  185. ¨ Find something wonderful about my partner I did not recognise before
  186. ¨ Land on the moon and have a space picnic BBQ
  187. ¨ Guest star on the Muppet Show
  188. ¨ Build an eco friendly house run on geo thermal energy
  189. ¨ Plant a fragrant flower garden in a children’s school in a heavily built up area
  190. ¨ Plan for a lazy day
  191. ¨ Adopt an orang-utan
  192. ¨ Make someone smile every day of my life
  193. ¨ Learn how to make pasta in Naples, Italy
  194. ¨ Send a funny SMS message that goes viral and circumvents the world
  195. ¨ Write an episode for the cop TV show “Life”
  196. ¨ Watch the Sun Set over the Great Wall Of China
  197. ¨ Turn up at the airport and take a spur-of-the-moment vacation

The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination. Everything that now exists was once imagined. And everything that will ever exist must first be imagined.  Everyone has a wish.  What’s yours?  We would love to hear about it.

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