Have you ever made a bucket list? The movie, by the same name, made this list popular; on it is all of the things you want to do in your lifetime, before you “kick the bucket.” If you were to make a list of all of things you would love to do someday, how many things would be on that list?
I led a course about visions and mission statements last week and was surprised at the amount of things that people have on their “one day” lists. You know… “one day” I’ll do that, “one day” I’ll do this… “one day” (if it ever comes) is sure going to be a heck of a day!
In a recent post about perfectionism and productivity, my friend and fellow coach, Jeannette Seibly. said it best when she said “there is no perfect time.” In her article she talks about how perfectionism gets in the way of producing results. I’d like to take that thought a step further: many times we don’t even ATTEMPT to accomplish our dreams. We put them on hold for the belief that when we have more time, or when we retire, we’ll get to fulfilling all of those desires that burn so brightly inside of us. This day is the only day you can count on, yet many of us live our lives as if a future is guaranteed.
“Death is not the biggest loss in life… the greatest loss is what dies inside us as we live.”
Your homework today is to make a bucket list. List everything that you would “one day” like to do. Then, once the list is complete, begin timeblocking those items into your schedule. Some may take planning and budgeting, but regardless, make them happen.
Make today the “one day” you’ve been waiting for.