“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho
Are you doing what you truly want? Have you taken those trips to your dream destination? Are you learning the skills you always desired? For many people, the answer to these questions will be no. It’s often easy to let the most important things fall to the wayside. But one thing we can do to drive ourselves into action is to make a bucket list and confront the fact that we will not be here forever.
What’s a bucket list? It’s a list of the things we want to do before we die. While it can seem a bit gloomy to make such a list, in reality it can be a powerful tool for motivation. A bucket list can inspire, help us get our priorities straight, and finally start doing the things that truly matter.
Thinking about death is usually scary. But it’s also one of the most powerful ways we have to spur ourselves into action. It’s very easy to get caught in the daily routine and allow ourselves to put off the things we want to do. However, remembering that we have a deadline can help us move towards our goals faster and focus.
A bucket list is an exercise that helps us think about our true goals. What are the experiences we want to have? What will our legacy be? When we have them down on paper, our goals become much more tangible.
Every person has a unique bucket list, and it becomes a powerful tool for motivation when we are willing to be honest with ourselves. Consider the goals you truly want to achieve. It doesn’t matter if it’s what society asks of you. Just focus on the things that inspire you the most.
Once you have your bucket list, pick one of the items. Then, ask yourself what you could do to get closer to it. Maybe you won’t achieve it by tomorrow, but you might be able to take a step closer to it.
Make sure to keep your bucket list close and check it from time to time. Don’t let time get the best of you! Follow the goals that are important and find steps that will bring them closer to your reality.