Ever heard of a bucket list? Well, it is the list of things you hope to do before you kick the bucket. I have developed my 10o things to do in life before I die, and life reacts in funny ways. It seems to be a self fulfilling prophecy when you actually write down your wishes and goals. Most of the items on my list happened because when I am unsure about what to do, I look at my list and plan towards achieving them.
Because of my list, I must say that I have enjoyed traveling to specific international locations, be present at popular events, see my favorite musicians and the “list” goes on. In life, if you don’t have a goal or plan, you are leaving a lot to chance. I can hear some say, “just be spontaneous”, I understand the enjoyment of being spontaneous, but you can always be spontaneous when you are in Italy (if that is in your list) for example.
One of the most surprising thing that happened to me was only 3 months after I entered in my list, 1) I wanted to see my favorite NFL team pay live and 2) Go to the Superbowl. I got a call from my brother who had two tickets to the Superbowl and guess what, my team was playing. So those items got checked off. Also, because of my list, I saw my favorite band not only once but 4 times. The band is called UB40 by the way and my favorite team: Oakland Raiders (by the way they lost to the Bucs). I also visited a majority of my target international destinations and most of the items on my list were achieved because of the fact that I had a list. I was able to plan for a trip a year ahead of time instead of letting time pass and wondering where I want to go. There are many benefits of making your own list, and I placed 101 because we should always strive to go above and beyond.
Now developing your list isn’t as easy as you think. When I constructed mines, I jammed through the first 30 in a flash, but then it slowed down and I really had to think about each item. I really didn’t complete the entire list during my first sit down and it actually took me 2 years to finish. The main reason for this is because, I wanted to select things that I truly wanted to do or accomplish. I just didn’t want to fill space for the sake of it. I placed realistic goals such as travel to Paris and also stretch goals such as make a million dollars in one year. Have fun with developing your list and make it a living breathing document. I suggest making a copy and saving it on your computer as well as your mobile phone. Return to it often and the next time you ask yourself, what should I do, take a peek at your list and work towards it… Have fun and enjoy checking off each item on your list. I am not done with mines yet, but once I am done, I am adding another 101 to that list.