Creating Your Bucket List

A bucket list is continuously being altered, updated, contemplated and rejuvenated, much like yourself.


It sort of seems like something you would do further in life, contemplating the nearer possibility of death, in an attempt to do all the things you always wished before you die. Well not really. You can make a bucket list in any stage of your life.  The younger the better!

The purpose of a bucket list is to propel you to follow your dreams, achieve your goals and ambitions. The sooner you make one for yourself, the more time you have for accomplishing the items on your list.

Everyone has a collection of things they want to experience or accomplish in their lifetime, whether it’s written down on paper or not. The difficult part is getting around to actually getting them done.  That’s what bucket lists are for. Once you write your goals down, they are much more materialized, and you’re more likely to get them done.

Sean Ogle gives a few tips on his webpage in creating your bucket list, so along with my ideas, keep in mind the following:

  • Think outside of the box, or comfort zone!
  • Target different areas of your life: hobbies, career, household activities, skills, relationships, etc.
  • Include something you can do now, and be realistic with your choices.
  • Post it publicly: When you’re held accountable by family and friends, you actually might get stuff done!
  • Revise your list periodically, because we’re human and sometimes we change our minds.
  • Include things with meaning. Don’t go for things that really won’t add value to your life.
  • Always be open to new ideas! You never know what you may like.

To make it even easier for you, there are many web pages that help you make your own bucket list, with an online community that can provide ideas and support.  Here’s a really nifty one I found and played around with a bit. It’s free to use too! Check it out:

No excuses. Go forth and start planning your bucket list! Team Team

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