A Bucket List Blog
write your own road map to success
by Amy Riordan ♡ Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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CREATE YOUR BUCKET LIST

How can we build a dream life when we don't know what we want?

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STEP 1: Set Aside Two Hours For Yourself

Whether this is something you can easily do or not, you need to find yourself alone without interruption. Tell people you're getting a massage or something, lock yourself in a room without your phone, listen to some soothing music, have out your favorite notebook & pen & let every single goal that you've ever wanted to accomplish for yourself flow right out of you. Don't stop yourself, don't correct yourself & do not hesitate.


STEP 2: Set A Few Priorities

After you've had a few days to absorb the idea that you have all of these amazing goals sitting in front of you, revisit your list. Browse through your goals & consider which ones are high priority. The goals you prioritize might be based on upcoming opportunities or limitations. Either way, you'll select just the top five goals.


STEP 3: Make Your Goals SMART

Take the top five goals & ask yourself the following questions. Be sure to write down the answers.

SPECIFIC: What does this goal mean to me? 
For example, if you've chosen the goal "Get Flexible", elaborate on what that means to you specifically. For some, this might mean that they want to be able to touch their toes, for others it could mean being able to put their legs over their head. Another way of answering this is by picturing in your head what you'd be doing to get yourself to the end result. Will you be taking yoga? Pilates? Working with a personal trainer?

MEASUREABLE: How will it be measured?
How will you know once you've accomplished the goal? Using the example above, at what point will you feel like you're flexible enough to consider this goal accomplished?

ACHIEVABLE: Is this goal achievable based on the resources that I have?
Is this a realistic goal? For example, if you are looking to get this flexible, will it jeopardize your health in any way? Do you have limitations that make this goal unrealistic?

RELEVANT: What does this goal mean to me? 
For example, if you've chosen the goal "Get Flexible", elaborate on what that means to you specifically. For some, this might mean that they want to be able to touch their toes, for others it could mean being able to put their legs over their head. Another way of answering this is by picturing in your head what you'd be doing to get yourself to the end result. Will you be taking yoga? Pilates? Working with a personal trainer?