I’ve started so many projects in my life and barely finished any of them. So having a cupboard full of half completed projects is getting rather annoying! You’re nodding in agreement aren’t you? It’s so easy to do.
They say life begins at 40, so I’m 1 week into the start of my new life, and it’s time to get motivated to finishing some of the things I’ve started.
In saying that, I did create a bucket list of 101 things to do before I die, and in typical Kel style, The List is going to take my whole life to finish it, although ticking off each one is an accomplishment in itself.
Do you have a similar list in writing, or is it just in the back of your mind?
I have just added number 81: Develop the board game I’ve created, put it on Kickstarter and get it funded! A board game? You say. Yep, completely random I know but why not?. It was actually pretty easy to do.
So blogging my journey and showing you how it’s going to come to life is something I’m pretty excited about.
Before I go into that, I would love to share The List 101 with you, to show you how easy it is to make your own list and start ticking off the things you really want to do in your life. It’s rewarding, fun, challenging and life changing!
I was cleared of Cervical Cancer in 2006, and that was the year I started my list. Life’s short, I realised that and needed to do something to remind myself to live by the motto: Live Every Day Like It’s Your Last.
I started my first list on a piece of paper and carried it everywhere with me. I would refer to it on a regular basis, add things, change things, your list isn’t set in stone! It’s your list and you can do anything you want with it.
I started travelling extensively, became a diving instructor in Thailand in 2008 and proceeded to travel the world and tick things off the list as I went.
In just a few years I has 30 things on the list and had done 10 of them, WOW, I was on a role.
Then I lost the list, panicked! Typed what I could remember into a document, saved it to a hard drive, ended up with a corrupted hard drive, lost the document again, oh dear, what was happening??? Found the paper again! Phew, created a Facebook page so I could document and share my journey, and keep a record of everything I’ve done.
I recommend creating your list on paper and online, in a blog, on Facebook, and in a notepad so you can add and refer to it at any time, then upload online when you get a chance.
Take pics, document EVERYTHING, be proud to tell others, get excited, get your family and friends involved, this is EPIC!!! They will want to go on the journey with you.
Start with number 1: create a list and accomplish all the things on my list, it’s a very easy start and it doesn’t have to be 101 things, I am extreme at the best of times so this number just seemed suited to my list.
If you write a huge goal, make sure you write macro goals that are the steps to achieving that big goal, then you have manageable chunks to tick off, and it’s a great way of realising it may not be as hard as you think to get there.
Brainstorm! Get it all out when you are starting your list, no matter how far off it seems, you can think more about that goal as time goes on, add to it or delete it completely should your ideas change.
Dreams are there to be dreamed so don’t ever think that you can’t achieve something, never limit yourself to what you can do when you put your mind to it.
You’re making a contract with yourself, you’re saying what you are going to achieve and by writing it down you’re one step closer to actually getting there.
Use the list to drive you, use it share your goals with your loved ones, use it to get your butt off the sofa and go and get what you want!
I’ve just found a brilliand app called Trello, get lots of ideas in there, start with small stuff, like wash the car, do the laundry, read a chapter of your book, then move those things to the done column and see how it feels!
I now have 81 goals on the list and have achieved 37 of them. I’ve visited 43 countries and counting, seen over 200 cities, dived and worked in the most amazing places in the world and all because of my list!
Trello will help you make a ton of lists for every day stuff, just to get you prepared for creating your ultimate bucket list, your lifetime of goals, your future of AWESOME!
Please let me know if you have any questions about creating a goals list, or share your list with me, I’d love to see what you want to achieve and together we can tick off our goals together!