Bucket List Goals to do before you die!

There is something magical about a bucket list.  Even more so than life goals. The idea is to complete something before you "kick the bucket", which is an expression for dying!   There may be a sense of urgency to check things off your bucket list depending upon your stage of life.  If you believe the end of your life is near, the importance and sense of urgency will be great. 

The satisfaction from completing a "bucket list goal" is high.  For that reason, I believe in creating your bucket list and start getting them done!  May this site inspire you to write them down. 

Great examples of Bucket List Goals!

The 100 Goals Club is about well-designed goals to live your best life.  A bucket list refers to the list of things that you want to do before you die, and it is a great thing to write for yourself.  It was made popular by the 2007, American comedy-drama film, directed by Rob Reiner, called The Bucket List.   

Examples of bucket list goals include:

  • Hang Gliding
  • Riding in a hot air balloon
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Standing under a waterfall
  • Meeting a famous person
  • Bicycling across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Seeing a Las Vegas show
  • Setting a Guinness Book world record
  • Flying in a private jet
  • Taking a cooking class
  • Going deep sea fishing
  • Flying in a helicopter
  • Climbing a mountain

There are excellent websites about people who have been inspired to list 1,000 bucket list goals for their life and are going about achieving them.  It is a very exciting and inspiring way to live your life. 

One of the best sites I've come across with ideas for your bucket list is . . . 

Bucket List Journey developed by Annette who has created an amazing website with more than 1,000 interesting and varied ideas for a bucket list!  CHECK IT OUT. 

The challenge with some bucket lists, however, is that the items that end up on many people’s bucket lists are items that are more adventure, travel, and thrill- based—they omit the more important things in your life, as represented in the 10 Goal Areas.  The traditional Bucket List is to be included within the sections for Adventure Goals and Travel Goals.   By all means, call these your bucket list goals.

There is a difference between Life Goals and Bucket List Goals.  Life goals are longer term in nature and represent your balanced approach to planning your life.  Bucket list goals are typically more adventure based and intended to be things that are more excitement or thrill based.  But that doesn't need to be the case.  

Some people interchange the two terms and that's okay.  At the 100 Goals Club, the emphasis is on Life Goals, but that doesn't diminish the importance if you are more excited about the idea of creating your own bucket list of goals.

Writing your own personalized list of Bucket List Goals will add excitement to your life just thinking about and planning out how you will accomplish them.  

Deciding on 100 specific goals is a significant undertaking and should only be considered if you are serious about this, as it will ultimately define your life.  

Browse this entire site of 100 Life Goals as many of these are perfectly aligned with bucket list goals, such as :

10 Adventure Goals to create your life adventure!

10 Travel Goals to create a sense of adventure for your life!

My life goal to go parachuting for instance once accomplished on the exact day of my 50th Birthday and marks one of the highlights of my 100 Life Goals

My life goal to go skydiving was accomplished on the occasion of my 50th Birthday, at Burnaby Skydive in Port Colborne Ontario. One of my life's biggest thrills and "bucket list goals".

Use this page as inspiration for writing out your own personalized list of Bucket List Goals.  Whether it's 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 goals, the important point is to get started in writing them down. Review them often and add to them over the course of your life. 

Watch "The Bucket List" movie and it is sure to inspire you to be more goal oriented with your life.   Living a life by design rather than by chance is a great way to minimize the regrets you will have in life, especially as you look back when you're in your final years of retirement and life. Too many people just let life happen and don't take the time to plan a life that they can be proud of.  

Make planning your bucket list be something you talk about with your friends and family.   Don't be shy.  But be careful with only sharing and discussing this list with people who are positive people and will encourage you.  It's easy to be discouraged by negative people and that is the last thing you need.

Visit 100 Goals Club home page for more information about 100 Life Goals.  Also check out the free goal setting worksheet available to you for signing up.

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Last Updated: December 9, 2022