Thursday, 16 December 2010

Bucket Lists

I was talking to a friend of mine today, and we got on the subject of bucket lists. What is a bucket list? It's basically a list you create of life goals or things you want to do before you kick the bucket, which means, before you die. My friend's list was quite short, big achievements, no small details, right to the point. Mine is a mix of both, some large achievements and some "smaller" projects. I like to keep my bucket list secret, but I will let you in one on of the items - I want to be able to take pictures almost like a professional photographer. I want to understand photography and put it into practice.

Have you even thought of yours? What are the things we want to accomplish before we die? It can be to travel around the world, to fall in love and get married with your soul mate, to have kids, to have your own company, to have a cottage, really the possibilities are endless and the types of life goals depend from one individual to another.

My perspective is that a bucket list gives you goals. Having life goals helps you create the right path to reach them. For instance, I want to learn photography, so what am I doing in order to become a great photographer? Well, I have owned many cameras and have taken many pictures. I like to play with the settings and understand the aperture, the manual mode, the shutter, etc., but my knowledge is still at a very beginner level. I should take the time to look into it more and really concentrate on getting this skill perfected. I should start respecting my bucket list a bit better! 

Having a bucket list keeps you focused on reaching the goals you want to set for yourself. Now I don't want to preach, but I do think it is a good idea to build a set of goals and try to reach them. I also think they should be attainable and not something like - I want to discover a new planet if you aren't even an astronaut!

So as my last words of wisdom, why don't you take some time and think of what you really want to accomplish before you die and figure out the right ways to reach these goals. What are you most passionate about? Do you want to learn how to fly a plane but aren't doing anything about it? Well then, this just might give us the kick in the butt to be motivated and accomplish what we want to do. We don't want to wait until it's too late to do what we were meant to do. I have added the trailer for the movie the Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Loved this movie. Find the joy in your life!

Inspirational, no?

If you want to share some of the items on your bucket list, that would be great! Create a sea of bucket list goals! 

N.

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