This post was most recently updated on September 19th, 2017
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Imagine a scenario where you are in your eighties with your health suffering severely. You don’t have any choice except to stay in bed.
As you feel like you don’t have much to live, your entire life flashes before your eyes. And what do you remember the most? Your most memorable moments like finding a partner, making a difference in someone’s life through your work, having a child, your best friends, places you have traveled and much more. Most probably, you will remember the once in lifetime experiences the most.
And that’s will be the reason of your smile in the last moments on this Earth. But how do you make sure that you have experiences worth smiling?
My making a bucket list. What is a bucket list?
It’s a list of things you want to experience in your life before you die. The best way is to prepare a list and mark it once it’s completed.
But most people are afraid to prepare a list of things they want to do because of a misconception that it takes lots of money to chase your dreams.
Here are the 10 experiences to include in your bucket list to chase your dreams so you live a life worth remembering.
Go on a solo adventure trip.
Ever dreamt of traveling the world? I bet you did.
Travel is that one thing that we remember the most throughout our life be it 15 or 20 years ago. The reason? It gives us experience routine doesn’t.
But why travel and only see places, click photos and post it on facebook? Why not really enjoy it?
Go on an adventure trip. Be it bungee jumping, cycling, trekking or any other sport. Experience the thrill, that adrenaline rush and that feeling of first time adventure.
Moreover, travel solo for added advantage.
There are 3 benefits if going for solo adventure.
- You are not bound by anyone to do anything.
- You get some “ME” time. Time spent in solitude is what matters most in life.
- You are alone so you can approach anyone and make new friends.
Scared of travelling solo? Visit this page to find some websites abd meetups to get together with fellow solo travelers.
Fall in love
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We all know what happens when we fall in love. Thanks to our romantic movies. Though it has its downsides, falling in love could be the best thing that can happen to you.
That feeling of caring for your partner and longing to meet him/her and celebrating special moments together is what you will remember the most.
Don’t spend your entire life compromising in relationships. Give yourself time to fall in love with someone and see the magic happen.
Start a business that has a deep purpose.
Everyone wants to start a business at some point in their lives. Whether for freedom, not having to work for someone else or be it just for the sake of doing because everyone else is doing.
But the real thing is starting a business that has some deep purpose other than money.
Money is important but when you have a deep purpose behind your business, your WHY behind your business, it makes things interesting. It makes you work harder and resistant to failures.
The reason most people fail and give up on their business is because they started it without a purpose.
Apple is successful because Steve Jobs wanted to change the world with the help of smart phone and it did.
Trust someone blindly
Is trusting someone an experience? Yes.
Real trust has become rare these days. People are very cautious of trusting anyone be it their loved ones.
But in this doubt, we never allow other person to fully express their love and openness to us as we are trying too hard not to get hurt. Be fearless.
Once you accept to get hurt and trust the person truly, you may get hurt few times but once, you’ll experience the magic in life never before.
And that, my friend is the true once in a lifetime experience.
Smile to strangers.
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Throughout our childhood, we are being taught not to talk to strangers.
But as we mature enough, we should start approaching strangers.
Many of my real friends have been strangers whom I met during travelling or at events only because either of us smiled and approached each other to strike an interesting conversation.
And that, my friend has made all the difference.
Stop pleasing people.
This is a must have experience if you are tired of pleasing people all your life.
At some point in our lives, everyone feels like they are not born to do what everyone else expects of them.
When you truly don’t care what other people thing and do what you truly believe in spite of critics and naysayers, you find that it’s truly liberating. You’ll experience a true freedom like never before.
And these experiences are worth more than any materialistic experience.
Meet your hero in person.
We all have our idol or as we all call, our superhero that we secretly admire. They are the ones for whom we will travel distances, not miss their show or a speech and be the first to see their appearance in media.4
When you have such a positive impact of any person in your life, just imagine what will happen if you meet them in person? Make it among one of your experiences in bucket list.
The feeling is unbelievable.
What else is in your bucket list. Comment below.
Or if you don’t have any, make one right now and take the road less traveled.
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