How we finally started our bucket list

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

Deep within our minds are certain achievements and experiences we all long for, this is why you need your personal bucket list. A bucket list is a list of experiences; achievements and things you want to have or do in life. Chances are that sometimes ago, you must have scribbled down this wish list, but have you gone out to experience them and fulfil your list? In this article you will discover how to get started on your bucket and be motivated to act on them.


Dream it up and write it down

It is important you think of those life adventures you really want to experience before you kick the bucket. Take out time, brainstorm and note down those ideas that really excite you. No matter how audacious or crazy the ideas might sound, just pen them down. You can write them down in a book, or keep it as a document on your phone/tablet/PC. In case you have written yours, it is time to revisit them and add fresh ideas as they come.


Organize and prioritize

The discovery of finding out how to start on your list involves organizing your list. Some items you noted down earlier might not be realistic. If you have written your bucket list in your 20s and it involved becoming a pro-athlete but you are now in your 50s, you might want to edit that. Look at the wishes and prioritize them based on importance and urgency. You could set a time frame for some of these goals too.



Now, you have to plan for some of the items on your bucket list. If you have hiked on the Himalayas in Asia or swimming in the Blue Lagoon in Europe or doing a bungee jump over the Nile in Africa, these are not just activities you will wake up one day and do. No! It involves making inquiries, booking flights and hotels and lots more. So, start planning on how to achieve them!


Step out and do them: Your bucket list would do fulfill itself! Go out! Enjoy the adventures, do those things on the list and have the lifetime experiences. Remember that YOLO!


Review and repeat

When you have done a couple of the activities on the list, tick them off – it is a fulfilling moment. Keep the cycle going – add new wishes, organize, plan and do them.


Now that you have discovered how to get started and act on your personal bucket list, it time to leave that boring life and do those things that have always excited you and visit those places you have always dreamed of. If not now, when?