In Every Goal Starts With A Dream. Now Go Ahead. Set Goals! you were invited to jot down your dreams. Here I’ll invite you to add some more goals to your list.
You may be familiar with the 2007 movie The Bucket List (starring Morgan Freeman & Jack Nicholson). Two incurably ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of things they want to do before they die.
Why Should You Want To Create Your Own Bucket List?
Mainly to motivate you to get out of your “lazy” chair and go for your dreams.
The odds are that you’ll spend most of your time caught up in a myriad of day-to-day activities. If you don’t live your life guided by personal goals and plans, that is what usually happens.
So a bucket list is like a master list of goals for your life.
To make your own bucket list, it might come in handy to think about what you would like to achieve, what you would like to experience and what you’d like to take part in, and skills you’d like to develop.
- You can find these in fields like:
- Charity & Community
- Family Life
- Health & Wellness
- House & Home
- Love & Relationships
- Personal Finance & Wealth
- Sports & Adventure
Here Are Some Bucket List Examples To Get You Inspired
(Don’t overdo it. Start by adding a maximum of 10 to your bucket list)
- Learn Spanish
- Climb a volcano
- Go wild water rafting
- Lose 10 kg
- Buy a house
- Start exercising regularly
- Run my first marathon
- Go vegetarian for a month
- Earn my nursing license
- Perfect my chili recipe
- Take my mom to the best US antique mall
- Write a novel
- Pay off all my debt
- Climb to the top of a volcano
- Travel Canada
- Meet my sponsored child
- Start a company
- Donate blood
- Declutter my home
- Learn to play oboe
- Fill a journal with inspiring quotes, lyrics, and images
- Skinnydip in Iceland
- Get drivers license
- Visit New Zealand
- Donate bone marrow/stem cells
- Learn to belly dance
- Meditate at least three times/week
- Buy someone’s holiday groceries
- Clean my room
- Visit iconic locations of WW II
- Find a new job
- Go parasailing
- Don’t complain about anything for a week
- Make a bookshelf
- See the Northern Lights
- Own a plantation to offset my carbon footprint
Various websites might help you along in creating your own ‘bucket list’. I didn’t list them in any particular order. You are invited to find out if one suits your needs best.
Bucketlist 10,000 things to do before you die. The site to go to if you are looking for more bucket list examples.
Day Zero is a place to record your goals, discover new challenges, and gain motivation to do them.
(Special attention http://www.dayzeroproject.com/feature/ for some inspiration)
Why Make A Bucket List?
Terminally ill people often reminisce about what they have missed out on during their lives. This can happen consciously or unconsciously. They do this because they are confronted with the fact that nobody lives forever.
But why wait until you get sick or get old? Why don’t you start living now? By thinking about a bucket list, you will find out what is important to you in life. You will only discover this when you actively think about it. Due to the hustle and bustle of daily life (work, school, taking care of your children, etc.), people often forget to live life to its fullest
Making a bucket list can help you figure out what makes you happy! You only live once, so you have to do it right!
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