Why You Need A Bucket List

Do you ever dream of doing something, going someplace, and/or making some lifestyle changes? Is there something that you always wanted to do, accomplish, or be? Have you ever really given it much thought, or has “real life” gotten in the way? If that’s the case, then it’s time to start a a Bucket list. What can a Bucket list do for you? I’m glad you asked.

It helps foster creativity. You can’t get to Bora Bora by just watching it on TV or looking at pictures. But, learning about the Island and region will get you interested and motivated. Reading about the culture, people, food and history can prompt you to want to experience it in person. Start to try to find ways to visit. If money is an issue, look for different ways to make more. Time? Carve it out of your schedule, looking for alternative ways to make it happen.

Your inner circle starts to change. Many of the usual suspects aren’t interested in everything you do, so start looking for new blood to help you cross something off the list. I’m not implying that you have to get rid of people in your circle to do new things, just add others that have similar interests. If the only people you know want to do the same things over and over again, it’s time to branch out. New ideas come from new sources, adding new flavors can change your perspective.

Inspiration to learn new things. If you take a new language, learn to cook gourmet meals, take a training course, learn whatever your heart desires. Just don’t put it off. YouTube has tutorials on anything and everything. Take a class or training to improve whatever skills you feel you’re lacking. Learning something new is exciting and meaningful.

 Focus is clearly on personal fulfillment. Stop sitting on the sidelines of life. There comes a time in life when you want something for yourself. It doesn’t matter what it is, the need to do something that appreciates personal value gives life meaning. Inspiration can come from this list, and can motivate you to go for it. Growth is something that makes life more enjoyable. With growth, you’re moving forward.

Creates authenticity. It helps discover your inner most: desires, wants, hopes and dreams. It’s your show, do you know what makes you tick? A Bucket list is about what you really want to accomplish in life, so make it count. It’s personal, not what everyone else wants for or from you.

A Bucket list is just your ticket to really living. If you go through life not achieving what is most important, have you really been living or just existing? You don’t have to get to everything on your list, but at least have fun trying. It’s a work in progress, so don’t worry about the length as long as it has meaning for you. Establish some goals, create a plan, and make it happen.

Give some feedback: Name one hairy, scary goal on your bucket list, and when and how are you going to achieve it.

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