Why Your Bucket List IS All That

What?? I’ve just written about how the bucket list isn’t that important, and now I’m saying the opposite?

That’s right, folks! Because it’s both. The bucket list is not the most important element to a travel voyage – inner or outer –  because you don’t actually know what might be the most amazing experiences until they happen upon you.

HOWEVER, in order to get to these special moments in life, it is important to live by a certain set of goals to get you to the places that truly amaze you and take your breath away.

So a Bucket List, or a Life List as I like to call it, helps direct your inner compass as you go about your life.

Here’s why:

  • Tracking what you have achieved gives you a measurable sense of accomplishment.
  • Taking note of what you have yet to achieve helps you stay on track to aspire to achieve the next pieces.
  • The framework for your list of life goals becomes your beacon for those moments when you have a void in your life, or for when you have too much going on in your life. It’s there guiding you, giving you something to strive for no matter what’s going on in your life.
  • You can always tweak the list as necessary as your own goals and aspirations change. But be are not to tweak them to make them smaller. Keep these goals big.


Guideline to Creating Awesome Life List Goals:

  • Give yourself some “you” time to focus on your list.
  • If you have achieved anything big in life that you’ve had on your list (whether in writing or in your head), throw yourself a big celebration for this!
  • I recommend tracking your list somewhere in the cloud so you can easily check in on how you’re doing, no matter where you are.

Another thing I recommend is you’re welcome to borrow someone else’s list for the fun of playing with what you’ve checked off. I do this with a document I came across. Someone had taken all the places and activities recommended in the book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

So I’ve had fun checking off the items I’ve already done here, shouting: “I’ve been there! I’ve done that! Yessss!”

You can check these off, too! Head to this site for the list, and then create a spreadsheet that you can use to check off your list.

Let me know how many places you’ve already been too!

And what’s the next place you want to make as your goal?


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