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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Create your own bucket list of at least 100 things you want to do before you die

The first thing on the achievable bucket list is to create your own bucket list. The items on this list will be personal to you, with your hopes, dreams, goals and aspirations. You may want to summit everest, write a bestseller, have a romantic wedding on the beach, or any number of things. If you don't already have a personal bucket list, you may be wondering why it's such a big deal to write things down. One reason is because once you write your goals down on your bucket list, you will be much more likely to achieve them. You will take more opportunities than you used to because you will say oh, that's on my list, yes I'll do that! Instead of no, thank you. I'm too busy, broke, depressed, yada yada. I've always had a bucket list, since I was a kid, but before I started writing down some more reasonable goals (such as ride a camel as opposed to dive to the Titanic wreck and see it up close) I would say no to a lot of things. Do you want to ride an elephant? Nah, I'll let the kids do that. Pilot lessons? No, too scary. But now, it's on my list. I have to do it! And I'm always very glad I said yes instead of letting another opportunity pass me by. I also believe that writing down our goals helps make them official to the universe. This is what I want, Universe! It's right here in black and white! The things I write down tend to be the things that happen the most for me. Maybe it's a coincidence, but maybe not. If you're stuck on what to write, feel free to use my list for inspiration. Plagiarize, I don't mind, just make sure that you add your own goals and passions in there, otherwise you're just living mine.

Celestine Chua has a wonderful post about bucket lists on her blog Personal Excellence that I highly recommend for further reading.

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