I'm not saying we should make unwise decisions and live irresponsible lives, but what in the world happened to dreaming?! When did "what I want to be when I grow up" become unrealistic?
So, I am going to give you five reasons why YOU need to create your own Bucket List RIGHT NOW...
1. IT'S YOUR LIFE
Let's just start here. It's your life. It doesn't matter what other people think. If you want to write a book, hike the Appalachian Trail, open a bed and breakfast, become a triathlete or even win the Guinness World Record for owning the most cats...it's your choice! However, if you want to become Superman, that's probably not going to ever happen. Sorry. You only get one chance to make your life count. Don't be that person on their deathbed who has regrets after realizing they never did anything they wanted to do.
2. YOU'RE ALREADY DREAMING ANYWAY
Whether you tell people or not, you have dreams. You have things that you would love to do...go to the Super Bowl, adopt a child, open that business you've always wanted to own, etc. The odds are that you will NEVER do any of them. Sad. Don't let that happen! Go get a piece of paper and pen right now. Write down your dreams. You can even call them "goals" if you feel too silly to actually use the word "dreams"...haha. Do you have just one thing you would love to do? Or do you have 17? It doesn't matter. Write it down...each and every one. Now, go put that somewhere you will see everyday like on the fridge, in your bible or taped to your laptop. It's official. You have a Bucket List!
3. YOU NEED A PLAN
Once you have written down your Dreams (or goals), you will clearly see your end goal. You know where you want to end up. But, you won't just end up there by magic. It's going to take focused work, planning and sacrifice. Each time you see your list of Dreams, you will be reminded of WHY you are hustling. For instance, we want to go on a big road trip next summer, so I have a plan of how much money I need to save each month so that we are able to go! You need a plan so that you are constantly working towards accomplishing your dream. The journey is half the fun because you are thinking about and talking about something that excites you...you have something to look forward to. That alone can give you a much better outlook in other areas of your life!
4. YOU'LL IMPACT OTHERS
Do you want your kids to dream and be confident that they can accomplish their goals? Of course you do...let them watch and learn from you! Do you want your friends to get stuck in a life they don't love? I'm sure you don't...show them that they don't have to live that way! Most of the world is just waking up, going to work, coming back home to get some sleep and doing it all over again (it's like the movie Groundhog Day, but the your movie ends when you die). Most of them are not fulfilled. Most of them are not dreaming. Show your peers that it's good to dream! Can you imagine what it would be like to go to work each day and be with a bunch of people who are excited and dreaming and talking of future plans together?!
5. THERE ARE NO RULES
Remember it's YOUR Bucket List. You can change it any time. Throw it out and start over, if you want! Decide that you don't want to do something after all and just scratch it off the list. There are no rules. It's your life...make it count! Write down your dreams and start hustling. You are the only one who can hold you back.
Now, just because I'm nosey...tell me just one thing (at least) that you have on your new Bucket List!