A bucket list is a list of things that you want to do before you ‘’kick the bucket’’ but these lists can go by many names (life list, life goals, dream list, 100 things I want to do before I die) and don’t require any special name at all.
Either way, I think that the list itself is important. It keeps you aware of things that you truly want to accomplish and keeps you on your toes and out of the ruts.
Skip straight to My Life List…
My father looked at me funny when I mentioned that I had a bucket list back when I was 25. “That’s a little depressing, don’t you think?”
“Heck no. People don’t start thinking about truly living until they’re facing death. I just want to get started earlier…”
I was at the doctor for my check-up (I can’t stand the doctor’s office and try not to go more than once per year if I can avoid it). I don’t remember exactly what he said but it was something that mentioned death, to which I replied, “Well, we’re all dying, just at different rates.”
Again, a funny look and an uncomfortable body shift by the doctor.
Here’s my point.
I’m not morbid.
I’m a realist.
We are all going to die.
I think we living differently when we truly think about that and understand it as a fact.
We have a finite time on Planet Earth.
What, 80-100 years if we live a good long life?
And we’re not even guaranteed that.
We’re not promised tomorrow.
Heck, we’re not even promised the rest of this day.
It’s no reason to live in fear, but it’s reality.
With that said, I want to share with you the things that I want to accomplish in life.
My bucket list, that I’ve kept on a spreadsheet for years.
It changes. It morphs. It updates.
But it’s always sitting somewhere in my subconscious mind.
Why share it with the world?
Because it will inspire me to keep pursuing.
I hope that it will inspire you to create a list.
I hope that you will share items with me that I may not have thought of.
I hope that you will see items that I’ve completed and say “if he can do it, I can do it.”
I hope to learn what it took you to accomplish your items and what lessons you learned.
I hope to share what life lessons I have learned.
The beautiful thing is that there is no timeframe (setting goals and timeframes on those goals is important but a separate conversation).
The idea of this list is to dream.
You can create realities from them with goal setting.
There’s no reason not to.
The worst thing that can happen is that you don’t complete your list.
But by actively working towards completion, look at what you will have accomplished and learned during the journey.
Carry on to My Bucket List [Don’t Forget to Pick up a Pen and Get Started on Your Own!]