Why your bucket list matters

Deciding what you really want to do with your life, which dreams to chase, is in essence defining your reasons to live.

Imagine meeting the grim reaper who tells you that your time has come. However, he is willing to let you live a bit longer if you answer the following:

“If I let you live a bit longer, what are you going to do with your life? Why do you need the extra time? What is it you still want to do, experience, and achieve? “

Your bucket list is the answer to this question. The goals on our bucket list are those things we still want to do, experience and achieve. Achieving the goals on our bucket list should be our main priority since it’s a list of those things that matter most. We don’t know how long we still have, we can’t afford waiting forever to get started. We really have no excuse not to give it our all since it’s that which we live for. 

If the goals on our bucket list fail to excite us we need to rethink them. It’s our bucket list, we are free to change it however we want. Just make sure the items on it really resonate with you, don’t shy away from the more audacious goals because they seem out of reach. Just because they are out of reach for you now doesn’t mean you can’t grow to a point where they are within reach. 

Whenever you feel overwhelmed by life and feel like you can’t go on anymore find yourself a new reason to live. Set yourself a new exciting goal to pursue and go for it. 

And if you don’t have a bucket list yet start writing one. Writing your goals down is the first step towards achieving them. You need to know where you want to end up before you can find the best way to get there.


  1. Sophia

    I love this blog. Bucket lists are definitely meaningful.
    I posted a blog a while back about my bucket list. Hopefully I can cross a couple off soon. 🙂

  2. Annette

    I am a HUGE bucket list fan (even have a blog about it)! Mine is over 500 goals long and it has helped me to step out of the box, continuously try something new and keep me thinking about my goals.

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