When I started making a bucket list, do you know what was the hardest part?

Starting.

Everything I thought of didn’t seem worthy enough or important enough to go on a bucket list.  I also wanted things on there that would make people say, “look at that, that’s cool”.

I was still wrapped up in what other people thought.

But I was forgetting the most important person in this process, ME.

So if someone asks me what they should put on their bucket list, I never give a straight answer because a bucket list is a list of dreams and goals for you – nobody else.

I don’t know you and I don’t know what you really want to do.

So how do you find that first thing?  If you don’t instantly know, here are some good starter points to get you going:

  • Keep a notebook with you at all times and write down anything that you think of during the day.  When you start a thought or sentence with “I’d really love to” that’s usually a good idea of something to put on your bucket list.  It doesn’t matter if it’s embarrassing or if people will laugh, this is what is important to you.
  • Reflect on your childhood.  In our childhood we are most closest to our true selves.  What did you love doing?  What did you dream of?  They provide a good starting point to getting ideas to include.  For me, I loved reading.  No one had to tell me to read a book so after reflecting on that I thought of ideas and challenges to include on my bucket list.  Use your own memories as your own starting point.
  • Look at your own habits.  Do you spend time watching lifestyle shows, well then maybe your bucket list should be sprinkled with DIY challenges and goals.  Examine your life and let it tell you what you should include.

Don’t filter this process.  Just like the process of brainstorming, make sure write down everything no matter how crazy.  Afterwards, start to go through and assess each idea on its merits.

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