Attitude, Best Pratices, Uncategorized

5 Reasons You Should Make Your “Bucket List” Today


If you haven’t already seen the movie starring Morgan
Freeman and Jack Nicholson, I recommend putting it on your to-do list.  In a nutshell, this is the list of the 100
things you want to do (places to go, people to meet, things to do) before you
die (“kick the bucket”).  Here’s why I
think it’s a good idea to invest your time on this task:

  1. Thinking
    about your list will remind you of your “why”.  So often, we are consumed by “how” to do
    something (how to have a better life, make more money, spend time with
    family, etc.).  In the process we
    overlook why we want these things,
    In essence, if we don’t know “why”, the “how” makes little
    difference.  The “why” defines our
    purpose and helps to provide some motivation to persist in spite of the
    challenges along the way.
  2. Periodically
    reviewing your list is a great way to re-energize.  How often do we find ourselves so busy
    running on the “hamster-wheel” of life that we lose sight of the bigger picture?  By refreshing our perspective, we
    sharpen our focus and get back on track.
    Consider this: what are you more motivated to work for—what you
    want or what somebody else wants you to have?
  3. Your
    reward list is ready to go.  One of
    the most difficult thongs to do is to reward ourselves when we achieve a
    goal or milestone.  We rationalize:
    “But there is still so much to do!”
    You work hard, don’t you?
    You deserve something special.
    Once you make this list, you have no excuse to deprive yourself.  Now, when you set some great personal or
    business goals, you select the reward that accompanies their achievement.
  4. You
    leverage the law of attraction.
    Read Michael Losier’s Law of Attraction to explore this
    phenomenon.  By creating your list
    and sharing it, you send out a “vibration”.  That makes it possible for others to
    assist you in achieving your dreams.
    If you are very specific about what you want and communicate that
    to others, things fall into place over time.  Of course this requires a positive attitude
    and some discipline on your part.
    Remember that when you construct your list.
  5. Add to
    or build your legacy.  How would you
    like to be remembered?  Years from
    now, when stories are being told by your descendants at family gatherings,
    what distinction(s) would you like to hold?  Consider the example you will set for
    future generations.  What an awesome
    privilege and responsibility it is to share your knowledge, wisdom, and
    experience!  And you had fun doing
    it, too!
  6. By the way, 100 is just a suggestion.  You are only limited by your imagination and
    creativity.  Encourage your spouse and
    friends to participate, then compare your lists.  You may discover something else you want to
    add to yours (we call this “market research”).

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Mark Raciappa comes to ActionCOACH after 33 rewarding years in the Grocery Industry with the most recent 13 as Owner/Manager of his own store. During his tenure, he took over three different stores that were losing money and restored them to profitability by improving Sales, Marketing, Team Performance, and Customer Service. Along the way he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Florida State University. His proven track record of success assures his clients of results in their businesses as well.
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