Many of you are familiar with the term “bucket list.” In fact, some of you have created such a list – listing out things you want to experience before you die. A friend shared recently that she distinguishes between a “bucket list” and a “vision list.”
A bucket list contains those things that just need your intention and planning. You can do them once you prepare to. This might include things like taking a beach trip to the outer banks or trying the best restaurant in town. You need a date and a little extra cash to make it go. A vision list, on the other hand, contains things that will not only take some extra resources but extra work – like writing a book or traveling to a far part of the world. It is important to have both lists up to date.
The bucket list is excellent practice for the vision list. Getting good at doing things that bring you joy and make your life full and complete takes practice. Practice can start right away with experiences that are not so costly but just need your time to do them. Once you get in the rhythm of achieving bucket list items, you can expand your attention to vision list items. As you tick off items on both lists, consider the fun you are having. Let’s get to it! By the time you retire, you will be an expert in creating your future. The time to start is now.
Our theme song is “Bucket List” by Nelly Furtado.