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The Biggest "To Do" List in The World

By Vic Johnson
Goal Achieving Expert
Updated: December 10, 2008
He first inspired me when I read about him in the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book.

At 15 he created a life list of 127 things he wanted to do, and like many young people, they were probably "unrealistic" to us adults.

But not to John Goddard.

In his early eighties now (and still going strong - we hiked the San Gabriel mountains together all day this past June and he never missed a step), he's accomplished almost all of the original 127 goals PLUS more than 400 other ones he set along the way.


He climbed Mt. Kiliminjaro, The Matterhorn, and most of the other major mountains of the world.

John has flown aircraft at the speed of sound, and still holds more than 40 civilian air speed records.
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He dove the Great Barrier Reef where he photographed a 300-pound clam.

He learned to play the flute and violin, speak Spanish, French and Arabic, read the Bible cover to cover and almost the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica.

He was the first person in the world to go the full length (4,200 miles) of the Nile River. And he did it in a 16-foot kayak, battling crocodiles, hippos and unhappy natives the entire way.

And I could go on and on - including a goal he didn't count on - beating cancer.

John Goddard is one of the reasons I am so excited about this year's Claim Your Power Now Weekend in Los Angeles. If John were the ONLY speaker of the weekend, it would be worth traveling from the four corners of the earth to hear him speak.

Then you'd learn how this modest, unassuming man has lived such an incredible life. And it wouldn't take long around John before you knew that you, too, can do anything you want to. No matter how unrealistic or impossible it may seem today.

Watch this seven-minute Dateline NBC video on John. Watch it and get inspired...then get registered for Claim Your Power Now...and see John Goddard for yourself.
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