Bucket List 101 | unleash your potential

I wrote this post for another blogger as a guest writer and I thought it would be nice to share with my own blog’s readers. If you’ve been around Three 31 long enough, you know that I have a bucket list for 2012, including resolutions that I strive to achieve each month. If you do not have a bucket list, or resolution list or a set of goals, I encourage you to create one. =)

A bucket list includes all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill, and life experiences you want to have. It serves as a reminder of what’s important ~ your goals and dreams ~ and inspires you to accomplish them. A bucket list has UNLIMITED potential. It includes anything and everything, crazy or wacky, big or small.


If you don’t have a bucket list, create one. It’s FREE. It takes less than an hour to create, and, once you have it, you’ll know what you want out of life. It’s like a map for your journey.

If you already have a bucket (or resolution … or goal) list, leave a comment and share the link. I love reading lists that others have made. I’m constantly revising my own based on the ideas from someone else. Remember, a bucket list is a LIVING document. It’s going to change as goals are accomplished or revised.

Since 2010, I’ve created an annual RESOLUTIONS LIST of things I want to do throughout the year. I have also created a list called 99 Things that I want to accomplish.

To create a bucket list, get a sheet of paper (or open a new text document on your computer) and a writing utensil. Personally, I like to write so pen-and-paper are my preference, but you might be a digital kind of person. When you’re ready, answer these questions:

Write or type as fast as you can. Don’t worry about spelling or neatness, this is a simple list-making task that you can edit and revise later. Don’t stop until you have at least 100 items. If you get stuck, you’re probably limiting yourself. UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION!!!! Your bucket list is anything and everything you want to achieve, do, see, feel and experience in life.

Once you have your list, GET BUSY!!!!!!! Put your list in a place where you’ll see it every day. Share your list with others. This will not only keep YOU accountable, but it might inspire them to create a list of their own.

Finally, keep your list CURRENT. If you complete a task, cross it out. Read your list regularly to add, remove, or edit tasks.

More bucket list examples:

I look forward to reading YOUR bucket list!!!!

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  1. Amanda August 27, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    On my bucket list is to travel to Tahiti! 🙂

    PS: I replied to your question on my blog, but in case you didn’t see it, CAPTCHA is word verification… I think it’s annoying that I have to strain my eyes to read letters to verfiy that I am not a robot. Most of the time I try it over and over and then just give up because I am frustated–so I don’t leave a comment!

    • Nicole August 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Hi Amanda!!!! I said a big “ohhhhhhh” for Captcha. I totally understand. I usually have to click refresh for a new code about a dozen times before I can read the stupid letters and numbers too. Definitely an annoying task!!!! P.S. if you’re going to Tahiti, please take me with you. I promise I’ll be the best travel buddy you’ve ever had. HAHAHAHA Have a great day! =)

  2. Erin August 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    this is wonderful and inspiring! i love making bucket lists 🙂
    just stumbled upon your blog from brooke @ covered in grace, and am excited to follow and read more!!

    xo
    erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

    • Nicole August 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Erin, thanks for stopping by. Brooke’s blog, Covered in Grace, is wonderful. I hope you’re inspired to create (and accomplish) your bucket list. Have a blessed day!!!!!!

  3. Covered in Grace (@CoveredinGrace) August 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    You know I love this!!! Glad you’re on the {soon to be big} lists of bucket lists now!! =) Thanks for linking up at Monday Meet Up this week!

    • Nicole August 29, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

      Yay!!!! I’m excited to be a part of the fun and accomplish-ing. Which reminds me, I need to get busy on my list for the rest of the year. There’s just a few more months lefts in 2012 ….. where did this year go?! (sigh)

  4. vbacompnepsoultpag1988 October 28, 2012 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Erica White Post.

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