A bucket list could be considered as the most overrated thing in the whole world. We have tons of things that we want, but somehow, only a small percentage of people are able to cross items on their list and a very rare few are able to do all the things on their lists. It is not just about making one, but understanding where you actually stand right now and how you perceive these dreams in the short and long-term. Part of the charm of a bucket list is that it never overflows. You can keep on adding to things you have written before. It’s just a matter of making the effort to fulfill those dreams.
Start small – we have big dreams and we want those to happen in the future. That is not a bad thing, but it is important to know that big things start from small beginnings. It is ideal to be pragmatic with your initial approach. Pace your dreams by knowing what tasks you can afford and be willing to do at the moment and how they all lead up to that ultimate dream.
You are only as old as you think you are. People in their 20s are already fulfilling their bucket lists while others do not start till their 40s or 50s. Do not feel you have missed out on things just because others were able to do the things you wanted to do at an early age. As long as you are motivated to do those things, you should never hesitate on fulfilling them. Be it traveling across Europe, eating exotic food in Asia, bungee jumping in New Zealand or heading to an Amazon adventure, you can do all those things even if you are 50 or up. Of course, you have to include good health and lifestyle as part of your long-term list.
Stay true to what you want. You may have a fairy tale idea that a bucket list should only be about adventure or travel or maybe you want to be part of the bucket list of others. A bucket list is all about things that make you feel successful, happy and fulfilled. It could be as simple as being able to cook a unique Italian dish, or maybe be able to invest on a favorite designer bag, or even achieve a ripped body. People have different ideas of what satisfaction is and should not be limited to what other people want you to do. If you want to live life to the fullest, you should do the things you want to do. Your bucket list may be short, but it should make you feel happy, fulfilled and satisfied.
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