How to go after your bucket list goals… Even when you don’t want to.

So let me be completely honest with you, sometimes I find it – very – difficult to walk the talk. It’s easy enough to preach the adventurous lifestyle of the free-spirit. But to actually go after your bucket list goals on a daily basis casts a shadow of hesitation on even the most confident of goal setters.

The question really is, how can we keep goals in the forefront of our minds even when life’s realities are pushing them out?

This post is of course in part to share with you the readers, however it is also in part to get me through this slight hump of summer, and to get me back on track to doing all those wonderful things in life.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
– Zig Ziglar

At one point or another I’m assuming you’ve made a bucket list – after all you are on a blog called Bucketlist. So I guess that might be the true first step in going after your goals- write it down. Create something real and tangible. But after you’ve made that awwww-some list, what’s next? I often just forget about it for the ‘future’ but oddly enough that strategy doesn’t work all too well.

There are a few tricks to learn to keep these goals in the forefront of your mind, even when it’s probably easier to not pursue them. However:

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So here’s what you gotta do:

1. Be specific

Elaboration breeds excitement. When you’re breaking down a goal, it’s only natural to start building an emotional almost habitual attachment to these goals. You start thinking about life where you’ve accomplished said goal.

2. Be vocal about what you’re going to do

Once it’s been intrinsically adorned, what you gonna do next? Start telling people about your goals. Ask around for advice, discuss your plan of action, or simply just day dream aloud about it. Why? Well, you begin to build some accountability to achieving that goal.

3. Keep it visible

It’s the ultimate motivation poster of your life.

 

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Sara Ruthnum

Sara is the marketing and community outreach coordinator for Bucketlist.org. She is passionate about all things travel, culture and sports, and is excited to start knocking off some of her bucket list dreams in the near future. Connect with Sara by emailing sara@bucketlist.org or linkedin.com/in/sararuthnum.

Check out Sara’s bucket list here http://bucketlist.org/list/sara.ruthnum/

  • Glen Donovan

    Sara, BOY did that last, “Keep It Visible – It’s the ultimate motivational poster of your life” hit home with me! I have me new mantra. And this is my new bucketlist visual, a car that I am restoring: http://www.boldride.com/ride/1957/mercedes-benz-190-sl-roadster#gallery/2

    • SaraRuthnum

      Hi Glen,
      Sorry for the late response, but I wanted to thank you for your comment! The car looks amazing! Congratulations on going after your goal.
      Sara