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Bucket List Calendar of Festivals & Events – March 2015

Everyday there are fabulously exotic festivals & celebrations around the world. Here are some of our favorite events of things you have to experience for yourself.

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With a name like “Molten Iron Throwing” you know it has to be good. In this illumining festival talented blacksmiths celebrate the end of the Lunar New Year in style by throwing molten metal against cold stone wall to create an explosion of sparks and light. Nothing I write can truly compete with the spectacle, so take a look as the experts light up the night in the Yu County Lantern Festival.

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Decide What You Want To Do in Life… Then Write That Sh*t Down

In life you have to be decisive. You have to make the difficult choices, and stand by the decision that you made.

Decision making didn’t always come naturally to me. In fact, around those most gloriously awkward pre-teen/teen years, I couldn’t make a decision to save my life. Now, however, it’s something that I believe should be taught more in school, but unfortunately during those formative years, we’re often left to flounder through life hoping that things work out.

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Bucket List Idea – Fly Like an Eagle

Yesterday was an extraordinary day. It was the kind of day that I will remember for the rest of my life. Yesterday I grabbed the bull by the horns… and took flight, in my very first flight lesson experience.

The clouds parted and the sun shone down over the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Myself and the Bucketlist crew went with Sea Land Air for our first flying experience – located at Boundary Bay Airport, just outside of Vancouver city limits. For just $69 we took the introductory flight course in a Katana plane.

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3 Life Lessons from a Reluctant Goal Setter

Some people in this world are born with amazing drive, determination, and desire to figure out what they want in this life and go get it. I am not one of those people. I always knew I liked to do cool sh*t and make a memorable impact on the world, but, honestly, just the idea of “goal setting” annoyed me. I always thought setting goals was something reserved for brown-nosing keeners. To simplify it, it really just wasn’t my thing.

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The 7 Simple Habits to Ignite Your Bucket List Goals

One month of 2015 down, just 11 more to go. At the end of the year, don’t reflect back and wish you’d been able to achieve more, to have seen more, or – worst of all – wish you were more. Today is a perfect day, and a perfect time in your life to turn your dreams into reality, there’s never going to be another day like today. If you’re truly ready to be an over accomplished individual, here are 7 simple  habits to ignite - or reignite - your bucket list passions.

The key word is habits – a pattern of behavior that becomes a person’s default response to a situation

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When in doubt be Arnold.

Listen to the wise, wise words of former Governor Schwarzenegger

Arnold may be the butt of many jokes now, but let’s never forget, he is an exceptionally devoted and successful achiever. When he sets his mind on accomplishing a goal, he crushes it. From becoming Mr. Olympia, to dominating movie franchises, to marrying a Kennedy, to running the sunny state of California, we here in the Bucket List community would call Arnold a goal setting superstar. Here’s to Arnold and his top 10 most motivational quotes and how you can terminate your bucket list – sorry couldn’t help it.

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Festivals Around the World – Bucket List Worthy Events for Jan – Feb 2015

Festivals are as unique as the people celebrating, and an amazing addition to your bucket list. With the beginning of the year, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to dive into some of the most intriguing events from around the world – and who knows, maybe next year you’ll be there in person.  So sit down and take a peak into some of the best bucket list ideas on the planet – the festival roundup of January 2015.
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F*ck Failure | F*ck Fear – Why Persistence Should Be Your Focus

Why Persistence Should Be Your Focus

Failing sucks. Sorry to be so blunt and abrasive, but it is just the worst and most infuriating thing in the world. Every time I fail, I’m angry, I’m embarrassed and I’m deterred from continuing on. On no level would I consider myself a perfectionist, but for some reason even the thought of letting myself or someone else down makes my brain go into overdrive and my stomach churn with anxiety. The fear of failure is a challenge I face on a daily basis – but 2015 is the year I’m pledging to say yes to more. By no means at all am I going to turn into Jim Carrey’s “Yes Man” but I’ve decided it’s the right time in my life to start going after what I truly want and let go of inhibitions and my preconceived notions of my limits. (more…)

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Make Your Resolutions Stick in 2015

25% of people give up on their New Years Resolutions ONE WEEK after they set them and only 19% keep their pledges after two years- source

Four out of five people fail to hit any of their resolutions. A sad statistic, but an eye opening one; why do New Years Resolutions fail? The first of January is full of hope, excitement, planning and potential, but as I sit here, just 14 days after the New Year rang in, those goals feel more of a distant memory. It boils down to poor goal setting, making executing and hitting your targets seemingly impossible. In this article I’m going to dive deep into the basics of goal setting and break down an exceptional study by John Norcross of the Department of Psychology, University of Scranton. (more…)

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2015 Polar Bear Swim – English Bay, Vancouver

The 95th Polar Bear Swim was a huge success with a record amount of people daring to take the plunge into the freezing waters. The Bucketlist crew was there in full force meeting some amazing people and reveling in the day. We met just in front of the English Bay Cactus Club, with some other members of the Vancouver Meetup Group.
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