Even if you don’t have one of your own, you’ve undoubtedly heard of “The Bucket List” concept. It’s a list of things you want to accomplish before you leave this world.
Some people, like myself, err on the side of caution and have seemingly mundane ideas like writing a novel or meeting The Tenors (which I was able to cross off my list in December of 2013). A friend of mine has a few crazier ideas and one of them is to get shot. She is not seeking a fatal death-blow but she wants to be grazed by a bullet to understand the sensation. Crazy? Perhaps. But regardless of the lunacy of its contents, a Bucket List is a worthwhile thing to have.
Life is short and thinking of the things you want to accomplish or participate in is a very grounding way of keeping motivated. And it doesn’t have to be something you come up with when faced with the possibility of the end drawing near. A Bucket List can be created to keep you stimulated to just live your life to the fullest.
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That bucket can be a driving force in helping you succeed in the areas that you would never have previously challenged yourself. You could decide to learn yoga, take a new course to expand your education, sleep under the stars or jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Your Bucket List is your own. Nobody can tell you what to wish for and they certainly have no authority to coach you on how to achieve those goals. Some may want to change the world and others just want to alter their own world. There is no right or wrong. You make the list, you create the rules, and it is entirely up to you to follow through and slowly cross the items off your list and fulfill the journey you created for yourself.
Whether that list is designed because the end of your life is looming closely or because you simply want to set some goals in your life…..see it through. That list was created from a desire deep within yourself to see an idea to its conclusion. Just remember to keep filling that bucket and don’t ever let the passion that fueled the driving engine behind those bucket contents ever run out.
What’s in your bucket?