Ever since the release of The Bucket List movie in 2007, people all over the world have been inspired to fearlessly pursue their lifelong dreams and goals. We, at Kaplan Development Group, are excited and happy to help our guests accomplish their goals, but we do know that such undertakings require careful care and planning.
Here are 5 strategies you can use to transform your bucket list from a dream to reality.
Save Your Money Properly
Whether you plan on visiting far-off countries or biking along a famous trail, completing your bucket list is going to cost you time and, most importantly, money.
As you start to think about your bucket list and jot down your goals, make sure to create a preliminary budget to get an idea of what the activity will cost. Once this is done, you should go to your bank and set up a separate account that will be used specifically for your list. You can also have money automatically deposited into your bucket list account on a regular basis.
Choose a Specific Date
No matter how hard we think about our trip and how well we budget for it, the best way to get your goals in motion is to set a specific date for the event. Setting a day in stone for your bucket list activity is important because you are committing to follow-through, especially if you get nervous as the date approaches.
Choosing a specific date and time is a little easier when you are retired and work by your own schedule. If you are still working, speak to your management or HR department to book a vacation with the activity in mind.
Prioritize Your Goals
Everybody has different goals. Some people just want to travel and reconnect with loved ones while others want to break a world record and go down in history. Whatever your goals are, be sure to sit down and prioritize them properly.
If there are items on your list that you know are a lot easier to achieve than others, be sure to do these ones earliest. This will help you get started on your bucket list activities right away, and will build up your confidence so you know you can achieve other challenges you may face.
Bring a Family Member or Friend Along
Bucket list goals are intensely personal items allowing people to fulfill their lifelong dreams, but just because it is incredibly important to you doesn’t mean you have to do it alone.
Bringing a loved one with you to accomplish your bucket list is great because they can help you persevere through the roughest parts of the challenge. Having a companion also means you can celebrate your successes together and create wonderful memories for the rest of your lives.
Make Your Goals Reasonable
Now we’re not saying you should limit your ambitions. Not one bit. What we are saying here is that you should be realistic with your capabilities and how you can achieve your bucket list. Goals like summitting a peak are much easier to accomplish compared to climbing Mount Everest without any prior hiking experience.
Take the time to know what your goals are and think about if you are realistically prepared for them. This will save you from disappointment and will help you spend more time cultivating a wide variety of meaningful, achievable accomplishments.
Everybody across the world has dreams and goals for their life, and it’s these dreams that make life worth living. Start working towards your goals by calling Kaplan Development Group today at (516) 496-1505 or visit us online to see how our staff can take away the stress of daily life so you can focus on what matters most.