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03Apr

Are you Fulfilling your Bucket List?

There is only one certainty in life and that is death. When this will be none of us know, but as a nurse and from personal experience I know it can occur way to early.  But whenever this time is you want to be able to answer these 3 questions…
Did I live?
Did I love?
Did I matter?
Brendon Burchard came up with these 3 questions at the age of 19 when he nearly died in a car accident.

Unfortunately for many people all they have on their death bed is regrets.  Frequently its around working to hard and not spending enough time with their families.  It’s all to easy to get caught up in everyday life and keep putting things of until tomorrow, or ‘when I retire’, but this day may never come.

To make sure you can answer the 3 questions above in the positive and have no regrets a list of goals and dreams to which you can be held accountable is the answer. This list is now known as a ‘Bucket List’  from the 2007 film  in which 2 terminally ill patients (Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson)against the will of their doctors set of on an adventure to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. 

Do you have a bucket list and are you taking action on a daily, or at least weekly basis to tick of your list, or at least work towards a goal?

Whats on the list is up to you and it can be as variable as places you want to travel, people you want to meet, books to read, career and health goals.   Their are no limitations other than your imagination. Some may be easy to fulfil , others less so, but having them written down and just dreaming and visualising them, means they are more likely to be fulfilled than if they are just a passing thought. 

Last week I fulfilled several items off my list.  I’d wanted to attend Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Academy since 2012 and visiting the Grand Canyon had been on my list for many years.  Others such as visiting slot canyons and kayaking on Lake Powell had only been on the list for a few months. Now they are crossed off its time to add more to the list. However I don’t need to complete something to add something new, I add things as they become a dream, or a goal.

As well as setting up a ‘bucket list’ if you have not yet done so, it’s also fun to look back and write down things that you have already achieved.  This retrospective list shows that you have often achieved and done more than you initially think.  Both exercises are ones to come back to on a regular basis. 

To be held accountable share your list with friends and family. Join with others to complete goals, to have fun and live life to the full.

If you want support in compiling a list, or on how to achieve some of your goals please book a FREE Discovery Session with me: https://calendly.com/pamlob/discovery-session

Pam Lob