Make a Life List

If you knew with complete certainty that you were going to take your last breath tomorrow what would you do? Would you call all of your loved ones? Would you make amends? Would you spend some time thinking about everything you wish you had done in your life? We all have dreams and visions of what we will do “someday”. The fact is that we have no idea what tomorrow will bring, the past is gone, the only thing for sure is the here and now. Why not take some time writing down what you have always dreamed of accomplishing in your life. This is not a list of your “shoulds”, such as I should lose weight, I should start exercising more, I should stop smoking. This is your think big list of activities or dreams that have taken a back burner in your life. Have you dreamed of scaling a fourteener for as long as you can remember? When are going to stop talking about it and start planning it? Some of you are good at making lists like these, but the lists either make their way to the bottom of piles or you look at them every so often and dream away. How amazing would it feel to actually commit to and achieve these items on your list? How rewarding would it be? How would you or your life be different as a result of crossing these activities off your list? Just take a moment and think about it before brushing it aside again.

ACTION TIPS FOR THE WEEK:

1. Make your list
Throw away all of your old lists. Create a new “life list” of all the things you intend to achieve in this lifetime. Have fun with this list, dream big. You are you biggest obstacle when it comes to making it happen. You are the only one that can plan, research and follow through on your dreams.

2. Break it down
Looking at this list and knowing where you are in your life today, pick a couple items that you would like to accomplish this year. Highlight them and then start detailing a specific plan month by month to make it happen. Creating a time line of what you need to do will break it down into manageable steps so you are not so overwhelmed.

3. Install support structure
It is critical to surround yourself by people and resources that will help you stick to your goals. Do your homework, research the details and ask for help making these dreams a reality. Use your friends and family as accountability partners that will check in on your progress.

Have a great week!