03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Using "Life Lists" To Reach Goals And Push Boundaries

"Zen has no goals," according to a traditional koan. "It is always on its way."

If so, Rachael Hubbard, a preschool teacher in Salem, Ore., will not be accompanying it. Ms. Hubbard has many goals -- 78, to be exact. And it is only by dutifully ticking them off, she said, that she has found her path toward enlightenment.

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