Whether you’ve taken the all-important step of officially compiling it or not, we all have a bucket list — a list of things you want to experience or do before you kick the bucket. Granted, some of our bucket lists are more ambitious than those of others, but we all have a bucket list nevertheless The question is, have you crossed even one item off of your bucket list or is the list of things you want to do before you depart this earth comprised of what are essentially just dreams?
Why Everybody Should Officially Compile a Bucket List
It’s as simple as putting it out there and making it official that you have a list of things you want to get done while you still have the chance. That’s why everybody should officially compile a bucket list and it should not be done in haste. Really think about what it is you want to do before you depart this earth, whether you’ve had a taste of what you want to experience or if your rather receptive sense of adventure tells you that you’d probably really enjoy doing something which you saw being done by someone else or perhaps even something you’ve seen on television. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that — it’s your bucket list and that’s all that really matters.
Start with Some Completed Tasks
You’ll probably find that you have indeed crossed off at least one item off of your bucket list, even if you have to really take the time to think about it. If you really can’t find something which you set out to achieve in your life that you actually have achieved, then you have some serious problems! Yes, you can start really small, if only just to build up your self confidence — something like being on time for the longest streak during which this has ever happened in your life, saying hello to your crush or just making amends with someone whom you might have offended and never meant to.
Bucket Lists are Dynamic
It’s okay if your bucket list is dynamic and it evolves and changes with time. In fact, if it isn’t dynamic then you’re really setting yourself up for failure. We live in a dynamic world where things change so rapidly that what you might have set out to do may not be possible to complete any longer, at least not exactly in the way you initially set out to do it. I mean you might want to run a specific marathon, for instance, when that specific marathon no longer exists in its current form. You might have some responsibilities which would otherwise have you go down as a total fool if you still wanted to do something which was perhaps a danger to your life, in which case you can’t even blame yourself for altering that item on your dynamic bucket list.
Connecting with Like-Minded People with Common Goals
The best part about compiling your bucket list and perhaps putting it out there through a blog, website or via your social media account is the possibility of connecting with other like-minded people who perhaps share common goals with you. The best that could come out of this is that you decide to get together and explore the possibility of crossing those common bucket list items off together, which makes the whole exercise cheaper and that much more within your reach.
If you’re really serious about getting going with crossing off all the items on your bucket list, which should be the ultimate aim, then you need to take positive action right now.