It’s easy to be distracted by the nonsense of life. Besides our purpose, we need other day-to-day positive focuses to maintain a healthy and happy perspective. A list of goals may bring you the positive direction you need.
I realized a couple of years ago that I needed a new focus after my divorce. When married, I felt like I was living a ‘status quo’ life. I rarely pursued the things I wanted nor did I make an effort to achieve them. I felt unfulfilled in life. What was holding me back? Me.
You’ve heard my story, and you probably realize by now that I was my worst enemy. Don’t let this happen to you. Think about your life and what’s missing. What have you always wanted to be? What have you always wanted to accomplish? Where have you always wanted to travel? What have you always wanted to see?
With my clean start, I created a bucket list. It helped me pave the road for the things I wanted to accomplish, experience, and see before I died. It kept me focused on the things that matter to me the most.
Make your list too. Don’t waste your time like I did continually putting off the things you want the most. Don’t sit back and watch life pass you by anymore. Create the life that you want by developing your bucket list. As you complete specific items, replace them with something else. This list will always be redefined depending on the period of your life.
Where do you start? By stealing my list! Adapt my bucket list however you please and start experiencing the life you want.
*Vacation in an igloo village in Finland.
*Do something that terrifies me.
*Set foot on all seven continents.
*Sip espresso in a café in Italy with Sammy while peering over the ancient relics of Rome (completed in the fall of 2014).
*Write a book (completed in 2015).
*Learn how to swim well.
*Learn how to dance without thinking.
*Be paid for what I love talking about the most.
*Attend the Olympic Games.
*Ride a hot air balloon ride in Egypt.
*Ride on the Singapore Flyer--the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.
*Ride in a Gondola in Venice, Italy (completed in the fall of 2014).
*Go on a safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
*Bathe in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, a massive geothermal pool in a lava field in Grindavik, Iceland.
*Visit Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.
*Swim with dolphins.
*Visit the Eiffel Tower (completed in the fall of 2014).
*Visit the White House.
*Take a helicopter tour over Kauai, Hawaii-film location for the original Jurassic Park.
*Forgive daily and let go of grudges (eternal work in progress).
*Attend the next White Sox World Series.
*See a performance at the Sydney Opera House.
*Visit Easter Island.
*Visit Iguassu Falls and Patagonia in South America.
*Reach the top 20 in Amazon self-improvement book sales.
*Volunteer for at least two hours per week.
*Be able to meditate wherever I am for a moment.
1.) Awareness: Are you living the life you want? Describe two goals you have always wanted to achieve. What obstacles have you faced while pursuing these goals? If you haven’t pursued them, why not?
2.) Acceptance: Can you accept the responsibility of creating the life you want?
3.) Adaptation: Describe at least two answers for each of the following questions and compile your bucket list.
· What have you always wanted to be?
· What have you always wanted to accomplish?
· Where have you always wanted to travel?
· What have you always wanted to see?
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