What if you did it? What if you didn’t do it? Hmmmm. The dreadful ‘What if?’
You’ve got all these amazing things on your bucket list with no intention of doing any of them. Is this true? No, wait. You’ll do them if the opportunity presents itself, right? Just sitting around waiting doesn’t sound overly productive.
So, what if you did it?
What if you booked the thing, learned the thing, bought the thing, started the thing that’s been gathering dust on your bucket list? Close your eyes. Visualize it. Feel the excitement, the anticipation, the sense of accomplishment, the joy. Feel the ‘I can’t believe I just did that’ moment.
Why not? What is keeping you from experiencing that thing? List them all. Time, money, no one to go with, global warming, all of them! Once you list all the excuses you are using to not cross something off the list, I want you to write the solution beside it. In a perfect world, what would make this obstacle a non-issue? What would need to happen for you to go do it?
If winning the lottery is part of your strategy, try again. Sure, winning the lottery would be handy for bucketlisting, but the chances of that happening are so small….I mean, are you going to leave all of your dreams up to pure chance?
It’s Time to Take Action
There are obstacles on your list that you can eliminate and you know it. If money is what’s holding you back, start saving and sign up for related newsletters for deals. Need help? Ask for it. I know that asking for help is almost harder than saving money, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to make your dreams come true.
No one is going to do it for you.
Take your first steps TODAY. Today? Yes, today! Do one thing that will bring you closer to your goal. It will feel more real and attainable at each step. You’ve already got your list of obstacles and solutions, so get moving!
Don’t have a bucket list? Make one! It makes everything so clear when you see your dreams and goals laid out in front of you. My blog post from earlier this month will give you guidance on this too.
I’ve started a challenge! I want 100 people to cross 1 thing off their bucket list! If you don’t have a bucket list, make one. Comment on this blog and let me know what you accomplished so I can celebrate with you! Take a look at Instagram to see what other people have done. It’s incredible to see what people can do when a challenge is involved!
I believe in you!
You got this!
Lisa, Your Bucket List Coach