6 Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your Bucket List

Posted on July 12th, 2013

Adapted from Playing B-Ball with Obama: 6 Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your Bucket Lis

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The formula comes down to these six steps: 

  1. Stop and think about it. Really think about it.

  2. Write it down. Simply put, it’s not real until you write it down.

  3. Talk about it. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who knows someone. After you’ve come up with your list and written it down, start talking. Tell everyone you know. Tell your parents friends. Tell new people you meet. Talk to your cabdriver. Talk to your boss. You never know whose uncle’s wife may be able to help you.      

  4. Be persistent. Most people give up just before they reach their goal. We all hear No, a lot, but we’ve come to realize that No usually just means Not now.

  5. Be ballsy. The majority of people don’t go after their wildest dreams because they think they’re unrealistic. Tim says it well: Ninety-nine percent of people believe they can’t do great things, so they aim for mediocrity. The level of competition is highest for realistic goals because most people don’t set high enough goals for themselves. When you dream big, you surprise yourself.

  6. Help others. We’ve crossed off more than 80 list items over the last six years, but the moments that stand out the most are the ones when we’ve been able to step into someone’s life and share something real with them.

Happiness is only real when it’s shared. George Elliot said, It’s never too late to be what you might have been. Don’t wait. Why not start now? 

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