I always hated the term “Bucket List”.
It gave me that uneasy feeling of my last day fast approaching.
In my mind I imagined myself picking items one by one out of the bucket and finally realizing the bottom is visible, the bucket is almost empty and soon it’s time to “kick the bucket” – game over.
So instead I created what i call The Great List.
The Great List is a list of life.
The Great List is a list of personal accomplishment, development and growth.
A list that carries meaning. A list that makes me a better person.
A list which helps in tracking personal development.
A proof of overcoming my own barriers and doing things that I would earlier deem to be nearly impossible for me to accomplish.
The Great List requires forethought. It requires careful planning. However everything on it is achievable.
Many of those goals will take a lot of preparation to achieve. But the journey to overcoming my fears and winning will be interesting in itself.
But remember that putting it down on paper will not magically get those goals achieved. It’s only a first step.
Not only do I plan on crossing things off from the list once they are accomplished. I bet that I will be adding new goals at a much faster rate.
By doing new things, by being exposed to new ideas and environments new venues will open. Things that I don’t even dream of today. In my opinion it’s so much more than a bucket list. It’s an evolving project.
To be honest, I can’t wait to see what new things I will be able to learn both about myself and about the world.
Go ahead and check out my Great List, maybe you will have some cool ideas and suggestions for me.
An interesting list worth checking out is the Impossible List by Joel Runyon from Impossiblehq, which served as an inspiration to me.
Do you have a Great List of your own? Let me know, I’d love to check it out.