A Blank List Is Like A Desolate Place

JM Santos
Blitzkrieg Motivation
2 min readMar 10, 2024


Earl Shoaff, the mentor of Jim Rohn which I considered my mentor was asked, where is your list? Jim Rohn said he doesn’t have a list in his pocket, in his bag, or in his car. Nothing. There is no list at all.

Mr. Shoaff said that is where we have to start. If you want to reach your goals and dreams, you need to have a list.

A list of things that you want to have.

A list of things that will give you a direction.

A list of things that will give you something to aim for.

Since then I always have notebooks beside me to remind me of the things I have to do. One for my daily goals and one for my monthly and yearly goals.

It helped me be grounded and an accountant.

It helped me gain trust in myself because whenever I see the list and I haven’t done anything it feels like I am not giving respect to my goals, my future, and myself. When I cross out an item in the list after a long day, it feels different within.

A list doesn’t have to be extensive.

A list can have different data structures depending on yourself. As long as you have a list, then it is go time.

Grab a notebook and write down your list.

May you reach your dreams.