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:
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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
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”).