The value and beauty of a bucket list is what you make of it.
Some of us have one in the back of our minds, always thinking, I hope to do that before I die. While others are all about a never-ending list of adventure and excitement, planned to a tee.
I, however, lie somewhere in between. Not quite on top of everything, but a fan of the growing list strategy. It wasn’t until I started working for Bucket List that I realized the true potential a bucket list has on impacting my life and the world I live in.
Unlocking human potential is possibly the greatest gift we can give humanity, and it all begins by writing down dreams and putting them into action. Don’t believe me? Let me break down some of the most popular goals:
Travel = personal development
Travel goals are some of the most popular goals on the website. People are intrigued in seeing the world. Although there are a lot of beautiful things to see, one of the best parts of the journey is the people you’ll meet. And with that, personal development is a natural step when you begin to understand the world around you.
Adrenaline = builds confidence
Adrenaline junkies, or extreme sport enthusiast often do things that are just downright terrifying. But even the most extreme person, feels fear. Fear is only natural, it’s how you react that’s important. Conquering fears only brings confidence.
Charitable work = the obvious, helping a brother out.
Finally, one of the most frequently added goals to many peoples bucket lists is to do some sort of charitable work. Improving the world, one bucket list at a time.
“The greatest journey begins with a single step”
So let’s start living the best life possible.
Tips to help your bucket list take flight
1. Start with a single goal, and break that goal into actionable steps.
Looking at a list of 100 goals is amazing, but at the same time very overwhelming. I myself have things on my bucket list that I know I won’t be able to achieve for a very long time. By segmenting up your bucket list and breaking down individual goals, you all of a sudden create goals that are completable.
2. Failure is a natural part of success
Yes, I know I’m sounding like a motivational poster, but it’s true. I’ve failed, you’ve failed, we’ve all failed! But the beauty is that there’s always time to get up and try again. If a goal doesn’t work out don’t see it as a sign to quit, just an opportunity to try again.
3. Have fun
If your bucket list goals seem like chores, most likely you aren’t going to want to achieve them. Yes hard work may be necessary to be successful, but at least 60% of the time you should be enjoying the process. If “to get in the best shape of your life” is a goal of yours don’t go on a crash diet, and run 15 miles a day, join a Zumba class, or a running group, or even just call up your friend and walk around the park. Life’s too short to not enjoy it!