Be a Better You in 365 Days Challenge – Day 43 Your Bucket List

This is Day 43 of How to Be a Better Person in 365 Days (365 Challenge) October 2011 Challenge. View list of tasks: 365 Challenge Overview

Hi All! Welcome to Day 43 of the 365 Challenge!

Today is Day 43 of 365 Challenge, aka: How to Be a Better Person in 365 Days. You’ve gotten this far, and have done every day’s task with due diligence (its okay if there were delays as long as you ultimately did them), let me congratulate you. It’s not easy to get this far – it obviously shows that you’re serious about your growth to take action and follow-through.

Day 43 – Bucket Lists

Today’s task will take about 45 minutes

“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross

“The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” ~ Author Unknown

That’s the answer that the bucket list answers. It’s a list of all the things you want to do before you die. From places you want to visit, things you want to see, things you want to experience, events you want to witness, people you want to meet, and more  😀

 The objective of creating a bucket list isn’t to instill some kind of a race against time or to create aversion towards death. I don’t see our existence to be limited to just our physical years on earth – I see our physical lifespan is but a short speck of our entire existence which spans across an infinite amount of time. The whole point of a bucket list is to maximize every moment of our existence and live our life to the fullest. It’s a reminder of all the things we want to achieve in our time here, so that instead of pandering our time in pointless activities, we are directing it fully toward what matters to us.

If you don’t have a bucket list, I highly recommend you to create one. How much does it cost? Probably 30 minutes to an hour, or more if you get really caught up in the writing . What do you gain? Significant clarity and focus on what you want from your life. It’s an invaluable exchange.

If you have already written your bucket list before, take this opportunity to review it. See if there are new items you want to add-on. If so, add them in. Check if all the items listed are still relevant. If not, remove them.

Your Task

Part 1: Create Your Bucket List

Start on a new page of your 30DLBL workbook. On top, write “My Bucket List”.

Now ask yourself: “What are all the things I want to do before I die?” Start writing away.

Additional questions you can use (extracted from 101 Things To Do Before You Die):

  • What if you were to die tomorrow? What would you wish you could do before you die?
  • What have you always wanted to do but have not done yet?
  • What will you do if you have unlimited time, money and resources?
  • Any countries, places or locations you want to visit?
  • What are your biggest goals and dreams?
  • What do you want to see in person?
  • What achievements do you want to have?
  • What experiences do you want to have / feel?
  • Are there any special moments you want to witness?
  • What activities or skills do you want to learn or try out?
  • What are the most important things you can ever do?
  • What would you like to say/do together with other people? People you love? Family? Friends?
  • Are there any specific people you want to meet in person?
  • What do you want to achieve in the different areas: Social, Love, Family, Career, Finance, Health (Your weight, Fitness level), Spiritual?
  • What do you need to do to lead a life of the greatest meaning?

Come up with as many items as you can. The items should be things you have not done yet. Don’t stop until you finish listing at least 101 things! If you find yourself stuck, chances are you are mentally limiting/constraining yourself. Release those shackles – This is a list of everything you want to achieve, do, see, feel and experience in your life.

Places to get inspiration for your bucket list!

Step 2: Put your list in your journal

Make a copy of your bucket list and put it in your journal, so you can refer to it every day.

Step 3: Take Action on 3 Items

Select at least 3 items on the list which you most want to achieve now.

How can you take action to achieve them starting today? Spend some time writing and planning out the action steps. Schedule them in your calendar so you can make time for them.

Day 43 Reflection for 365 Challenge

  1. Is there anything you learned today?
  2. If so, what is it? Write it down.

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