We all have an enlarging list in our head of significant things we aspire to achieve in life. Tangible things to own, things to be, people to meet, foolhardy adventures to embark on but very rarely do we take the time to dust off a notepad, reach over for a pen and jot down all these aspirations so that we can establish a visual and have more of an impulse to act upon any of them.
How you go about accomplishing anything on your list is less important than the why. The “why” element is what will ultimately define your purpose and provide you with the incentive to begin checking off those objectives and taking the time to pursue those side interest that can help discover a brand new side of yourself.
I think we all want to overcome fears and realize dreams. The moment I start reaching that age where I’m not as agile as I feel now, I want to be able to reflect back on the quantity of experiences and achievements I attained and not on any material goods I amassed.
The reason I chose to list a few of the things I hope to accomplish in my life is due to the importance of accountability. If you make your objectives public, you’re more likely to accomplish them because you’ll feel as if you’re being held more accountable. I also believe in listing pursuits that are within the realm of possibility to accomplish and nothing that requires too much imagination such as “flying out to space”.
In no particular order, here’s my bucket list which I presume for it to become ever changing.
- Fly on a hot-air ballon
- Visit Machu Pichu
- Volunteer for a cause
- Go to a drive-in movie theater
- Ride an elephant in a foreign land
- Take on a paid photography gig
- Monetizing my photography shooting stuff I love
- Help out a random stranger in distress
- Float around the Dead Sea
- Travel through 3 states by railroad
- Explore Antelope Canyon, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon in 4 days