No doubt you have seen the film The Bucket List, the idea which has inspired many people to review what their most important tangible goals are. Climbing a mountain, running a marathon, having a sports car, visiting a certain place, learning something new and so on. Many bucket lists and plans tend to be focused around things, going, doing, seeing and having, and there have been many words written and spoken about achieving those things. However, there is a far deeper, more meaningful aspect which is easily overlooked and forgotten!
We build a list of ’10 places to visit before you die’, ’10 things to do while you still have the time’ and so on. Now, whilst that is all well and good, there are three questions to ask yourself, which may well bring you far more insight…
The first question, imagining that you have all the money you could need, is as far as many people go with their bucket list – “I would buy this, own that, travel there, stop work” etc.
The second one focuses more on a reduced time horizon for life, and generally is the final stop for many of these ’10 things to do’ type lists.
The third question, is the one which examines who we really want to be, what we really want – and the one, which can usually only be explored with a skilled planner.
Along this journey, people just like you discover that they learn a number of things along the way …
- Don’t just have a tick list of things to do– when you have this, what will you do once they are achieved?
- There are always reasons why you want to do things– explore behind the ‘doing’ to find the real reason – which you could call ‘being’ .
- The people in your life are also part of this– it’s easy to go off on your own charter and start forgetting that there are very few people who can read your mind.
- The experience is fluid– it is not a movie which we can just switch on.
- Ultimately, life, and your plan is a never ending journey – focus on the way of travelling NOT just the destination and stops along the way.
Tomorrow, we will look at these in greater depth, so make sure you click follow