bucket list

My Bucket List, or Life Goals, or Whatever You Want to Call It

bucket list life goalsMy business coach has challenged me to make a list of my one-year goals and my five-years goals. It's actually harder than it sounds. However, after coming across Location 180 yesterday and reading all of that great content, a bucket list seemed like a great idea that would accomplish those goal lists while really thinking about what I want to do in life. Okay, maybe these things don't quite have the one-year, five-year timeline that might be needed for these things (and probably what my business coach really wanted me to do), but bucket lists are better and more fun and I wanted to make that instead. I also really like the name, "Bucket List," because I really like the word 'bucket.' Anyway, here's my list:

  1. Win a WSOP bracelet
  2. Win a WPT title
  3. Play in Bobby's Room at the Bellagio
  4. Be debt free
  5. Own a car
  6. Own a house
  7. Earn my income primarily through an online business
  8. Visit every state in the union
  9. Visit every country in the world
  10. Testify before Congress
  11. Write a New York Times bestseller
  12. Appear on national television (and not through a one-second shot in the stands either)
  13. Own a painting
  14. Make $100,000 in one year
  15. Become a millionaire
  16. Don't eat out for an entire month
  17. Be vegan for a whole year (and hopefully stay that way)
  18. Put 100 slideshows on Slideshare
  19. Get 1500 subscribers to this blog
  20. Build three niche sites as part of my online business/media empire
  21. See the Grand Canyon
  22. Attend a World Cup
  23. Attend a summer or winter Olympics
  24. Give a TED talk
  25. Be able to have a conversation in a second language
  26. Meet the President of the United States
  27. Have a net worth of over $500,000
  28. Collect over 100 decks of cards (I like to collect decks of cards)
  29. Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  30. Visit Stonehenge
  31. See Macchu Picchu
  32. Ride a gondola in Italy
  33. Spend New Year's Eve in Sydney
  34. Stand in the crown at the Statue of Liberty
  35. Visit the Pyramids of Giza
  36. Visit the Taj Mahal
  37. Visit the Colosseum
  38. Tour the Neuschwanstein Castle
  39. Ride a Cable Car in San Francisco
  40. Rent a bungalow in Bora Bora
  41. Get a masters degree
  42. Play poker in Macao
  43. Tour Petra
  44. See Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
  45. Visit Easter Island
  46. Go to the airport and take the next random flight
  47. Visit Niagara Falls
  48. See Old Faithful
  49. Get Married
  50. Be on Survivor or Jeopardy
  51. Visit a death row inmate
  52. Shoot a gun
  53. Learn to sew
  54. Meet Oprah Winfrey
  55. Be elected into political office
  56. Ride in a hot air balloon
  57. See the Parthenon in Greece
  58. Collect over 100 Matrushka dolls
  59. Read the Bible in full
  60. Give a commencement speech at a major university
  61. Join Toastmasters International
  62. Stand atop the Eiffel Tower
  63. Stay at the Icehotel in Sweden
  64. Tour Hagia Sofia
  65. Explore the Paleolithic Cave Art in Altamira
  66. Hang from Toronto’s CN Tower
  67. Float around the Dead Sea
  68. Ride an elephant
  69. Be interviewed by Barbara Walters or by Jon Stewart
  70. Start my own non-profit organization

I'll leave it there. I think that's an amazing list. These things can go on forever because there's so much to see, to do, to own, and to learn in this world. There's also a lot of things that would be cool to do, but if I died and I didn't do it, I'd be okay. Like, attend the major golf tournaments, or bungee jump, or climb mountains. It would be cool to climb Mount Everest or something, but quite frankly, I really don't think I'm ever going to do that. I have no interest in rock climbing right now, and I don't have very much athletic prowess, so I really have no real desire to climb any mountains. Kind of like with the golf thing. To see Tiger Woods golf in person would be neat, but I don't really care for golf.