“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” William Ros
Consider creating a list of the goals, dreams, and experiences you want to achieve in your life. These Life Goals of adventures generate enthusiasm, broaden your awareness, and provide a direction for the journey ahead. The intent is to clarify your focus and maximize every moment by directing your attention to what matters to you – today.
Life seems to excel at getting in the way of enjoying it – and time does not wait for anything or anyone. Having a list of things you want to do reminds you of the important big and small things you want to experience and feel of this world and in your life. It provides a means to document those achievements! And yes, – it is sometimes called the Bucket List.
But – perhaps instead of thinking of goals as finish line to conquer, think of them as setting the direction on the journey of enjoying life.
To do this, ask yourself:
- How do I want to spend my time?
- What daily activities make me want to leap out of bed?
- What do I want to learn?
- Who do I want to hang out with?
- What would provide my life with the greatest meaning?
- Where do I want to go?
- How do I want to be remembered?
- What would I like to say to / or do for the people I love?
Now allow your simple to extravagant goals shape life in a way that delights you. Don’t be afraid to change goals if needed. Remember, it is less about where you end up, and more about the life you live along the way.
Here are a few things that have shown up in Life Goals to accomplish and enjoy:
Snowmobiling, hang gliding, bungee jumping, water water rafting, hot air ballooning, sky diving, scuba diving, ride a segway, race a car on a track, ride a camel, go on a helicopter. Climb a mountain.
Attend an Event at Buckingham Palace. Attend an Overseas Cooking School. Go to Wimbledon. Have a star named after yourself. Learn how to play a saxophone or harmonica. Be a Flashmobber. Be a Member in the TV Audience. Be a Street Performer For a Day. Learn photography.
Get into a Disney Parade. Be on a Radio Show. Get a photo of yourself next to the Pyramids of Giza. Get a tattoo. Grow a beard – dye it purple. Grow wildflowers. Kiss the Blarney Stone. Hug a giant redwood tree. Build a snow fort or a fantastic sandcastle. Learn Yiddish. Visit Iceland.
Celebrate your Birthday in Another Country. Get a picture of yourself crossing Abbey Road in London. Go fly fishing. Try horseback riding. Visit a nudist beach. Take a cab ride in Rome. Catch a snowflake on your tongue. Visit the 10 nearest wineries. Plant a garden.
Pole dance. Dye your hair green. Eat in an underwater restaurant. Feed a homeless person.
Swim with dolphins. Get into a paintball game. Fly a glider. Try out a hot tub during a cold winter night. Pan for gold. Write a story, poem, sayings, a book. See the Southern Cross.
Explore every National Park. Go to the top of the highest building. Sleep on a beach or in a hammock under the stars. Visit the Sistine Chapel, Notre Dame, Central Park and the Great Wall. Pop bubble wrap with a kid.
Find your Fountain of Youth. Above all — Enjoy the Ride!
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