Ticking off your bucket list

You'll need to have a plan if you want to achieve your dreams...

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro...shopping at Macy’s in New York...seeing the Northern Lights over the Norwegian fjords...skydiving over Rio de Janeiro...or touching your toes!

If you’re like many Australians, you may have your own personal bucket list, especially if you’re approaching retirement when you may finally have the time to achieve your dream.

It’s easy—and fun—to sit down and come up with your own bucket list of adventures! But there a few traps to avoid.

  • Don’t just think travel—You might want to travel to fulfil your dream but it shouldn’t just be about the destination. So try and link a personal achievement with the perfect place—like sky diving in Brazil, learning yoga in India or teaching English in Barcelona.
  • Don’t just think big—You might want to include more achievable goals that you can tick off more quickly. By mixing in a few short-term goals, it helps make your bigger long-term dreams more achievable.
  • Don’t keep it to yourself—You might want to write your bucket list down as the first step in turning your dream into a reality. It also helps to tell other people so try blogging your bucket list to hold yourself to account.

Time...and money

Whatever’s on your bucket list, you’ll probably need money as well as time to achieve many of your goals. So after you’ve written down your list, think about how you’re going to pay for them. That way, your bucket list doesn’t stay just a ‘list’. And when you do save enough to start ticking off your goals, you’ll get an even greater feeling of satisfaction.

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