Could Goals Be the Better Version of Bucket Lists?
For years I would make bucket lists of what I wanted to do in my life and I also used to make New Years Resolutions, which never seemed to stick. How many of you out there have tried the same thing and came to realize your hopes and wishes never came to be?
Maybe there was a period of time you decided that you just aren't going to do anything and see what happens from year to year. That is completely fine. I have been doing that too and I stopped doing bucket lists altogether because I realized that my long-term wants tend to always change.
From building my blog and publishing my novel I have learned that it is better to have goals than it is to have either of the aforementioned. Goals make it so you have something to work toward and the action becomes attainable.
Your Bucket List might say: skydiving
That is a great thing to be excited about, but there is no action toward it. If you turn it into a goal you can write down when you want to do it by. You can either choose to do it alone or with someone and pick the place to do it. Finally, once you book it you can choose how you are going to pay for it.
Another item is often: to lose weight
That is also a great one. If you left just the way it's written, it wouldn't be attainable because you don't have a goal weight, a plan of action, someone to help hold you accountable, or even a possible end date.
It can be a lot of fun to figure out ways to set these goals because it lets you get as creative as you want. I would do this constantly when I was working on my first novel. I will say depending on what the goal is there could always be issues with delays, or progress so don't beat yourself up, you can change it as much as you want. The end goal is to get the job done.
Next time you want to create a New Year's resolution/ Bucket List, or even have one now try this and see if any of them come true :)