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How to Make A Bucket List?

‘Every man dies but not every man lives.’

I was conversing with myself when I realized most of my time is utilized either bringing in cash or doing pointless things. I asked myself if I am going to spend all of my life making money and doing silly things.

Consistent working has just begun falling apart my wellbeing with constant spinal pain.

 ‘We die at 40 and buried at 80.’

It made me think if I am dead already. It leaves me with very little time to spend with my family and friends. I am not able to pursue my hobbies due to all the hustle.

First, make money, then make more money and keep making more. The cycle just goes on without stopping. It made me think if I am making money for living or living for making money?

We often see people sacrifice their health making money and then try to regain their lost health spending the hard-earned cash.

Yes I want to be wealthy; I do not want to be wealthy at the cost of my health, time and joy of life.

So I decided to find a vision for my life and purpose for all the hard work I do. I started digging out and came across a cool thing called Bucket list.

What is a bucket list?

‘If you can dream it you can do it.’

A bucket list is nothing but the list of the things we want to do, things we dream to acquire, goals we wish to achieve before we die. It can be a list of goals you want to accomplish in your life.

The list of things we ever wanted to do but unable to pursue so far. It is the list of all our fantasies.

It means visualizing dreams and noting them down. Crossing off the list as we accomplish the goals bit by bit. Writing objectives on paper have helped many individuals.

Writing down the wish list helps to focus on goals. It helps avoid distractions and keep our car on the right track towards destination.

Why is the bucket list important?

‘One day your life will flash before your eyes make sure it’s worth watching’

The bucket list will give us inspiration for all the hard work we do each day.

The things in bucket list will push you to keep moving.

The dreams in your heart will lift your soul when you are drained working all day long.

It will give us the feeling of an achiever whenever we reach a goal and a reason for celebration.

This will helps to stay patient when the odds are not in favor.

I am certain that one of the things in your bucket list will surely give you the purpose of life. A path which you would like to follow for the rest of your life.

Each goal in the list will help us identify the habits we need to develop, thus makes us restrained.

How to make a bucket list?

‘Write it down today to make it happen tomorrow’

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Sit at a comfortable spot like a patio of home, garden or a room. Now close eyes and visualize all the things you ever wanted to do, things you want to do in the future. The visualization is called as dreamstorming.

Noting down all the things is a vitally important step to accomplish all our desires. We can note down the things in a diary in a very decorative way. Make a draft in the email account or compose it in your mobile phone, desktop.

It is important to keep it in a place where it keeps reminding us of our goals.

6 Points to make a perfect bucket list:

Following are the 6 points which I found really useful while making my bucket list.

  1. Become:

Let today be the day you give up who you have been for who you can become – Hal Elrod

To become is more of working over you. It includes the habits that need to create and follow steps to improve yourself, add in your persona.

It may include getting fit, get in shape, lose weight, or gain weight, become more disciplined and punctual, etc. Becoming the person we always wanted to be will boost your confidence and make life more cheerful.

  1. Acquire :

              ‘Dream it, get it’

To acquire really means to buy something of our own. It’s incomparable how much you feel proud of yourself when you buy something of your own. It can be a small thing like a Mobile phone or Bicycle but the joy of able to afford it is exceptional.

It may be purchasing a home or buying your dream car in cash.

  1. Accomplish:

  ‘Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try’

To Accomplish intends to achieve a specific goal in life.

In the event that you have been driven away from your studies in the middle of because of some reason and you can consider finishing it now.

We can include any skill or art we wanted to learn.  viz become graduate, get certified, gain proficiency with expertise or language.

Accomplishing targets makes us feel fulfilled and satisfied.

  1. Experience:

‘Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item.

                                                                                        – Isaac Marion

We can include our dream of venturing the farthest corners of the world. Travelling could be the best way of experiencing nature, different cultures. You ought to try different things which will be the treasure of your life.

Experiencing the beating heart while spending a night at a haunted place, feeling overwhelmed visiting an orphanage, blushing going on a blind date everything is fun which we all are missing in all the rush.

  1. Imprint:                                  

 ‘A good life is a collection of happy memories’

To imprint means creating evergreen memories. Memories that I will never forget the rest of my life.

To meet your favorite artist, musician, writer, politician, or sportsperson.

It can be as simple as meeting your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend. Surprising your Dad with his favorite bike on his birthday.

  1. Legacy :

‘A great work is what which will continue when you will be no more around’.

Legacy is what we will leave behind. How you want people to remember you.

I still enjoy Sapotas of trees which have been planted by my Grandpa. It always reminds me of the vacations we all siblings had together with our Grandpa.

Starting anything which will continue to benefit the next generations, society, or nature. Starting a charitable trust, starting a tradition in family. It can be as simple as planting trees which will benefit the next generations.

It simply means creating heritage for your children and grandchildren, your followers, or students.           

My Bucket list:

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A] Become:

  1. Become fit and get a conditioned body.
  2. Become a more cool-headed guy.
  3. Launch a blog and become a blogger.

B] Acquire:

  1. Buy an iPhone.
  2. Buy a Cafe-Racer bike.
  3. Build a trading setup.
  4. Make a terrace garden and grow veggies.
  5. Pet a Dog.
  6. Buy a Mahindra TUV car.
  7. Build a farmhouse with animals.

C] Accomplish:

  1. Become a Certified Finance Planner (CFP).
  2. Get the hang of swimming.
  3. Make Equity portfolio to 1 Million.

D] Experience:

  1. Get featured in Media.
  2. Go through a night at a haunted spot
  3. Go on an adventure trip including Paragliding, Scuba Diving.
  4. Climbing Hari-Hareshwar Fort, Nashik
  5. Go to a meditation camp.
  6. Travel all over India.

E] Imprint:

  1. Attend a classical music concert of the Wadali brothers and Mahesh Kale
  2. Go on a family trip to Rajasthan.
  3. Visit to world’s largest Bonsai Collection, Pune. 

F] Legacy :

I want to be remembered as a person who did not know when to give up. A cherishing and kind individual who helped the poor.

  1. Start a Charitable Trust to help the poor.
  2. Plant trees on the farm which will last for generations.

‘Follow your heart, chase your dreams, dreams do come true.’                 

                                                                                      -Sachin Tendulkar

We are going to need ample amount of funds to live-out our Bucketlist. Making a financial plan is the first steps towards fulfilling our dreams. Follow this link to start your journey with me : Personal Finance Planning 

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