|Climbing Mt. Wheeler in Great Basin National Park|
But the really interesting thing about these lists is that each item in every list all really serve one goal:
Find joy through continuously living multiple learning adventures.Even when an experience on the list turns out to really suck, like learning how to vaccinate an ostrich say... that experience usually generates some joyfully absurd stories and lessons for approaching the next learning endeavor, like always pack baby wipes and tampons because they're good at cleaning ostrich crap off puncture wounds and stopping the bleeding in the middle of nowhere. Oh, and bourbon never hurts either.
So in that spirit I challenge you to come up with a one goal bucket list--what learning adventures must you do or risk dying unhappy without?
And in case you need help, I give you some personal past examples:
- Write a novel.
- Write a song.
- Get certified to dive and go diving with my wife.
- Learn how goat cheese is made.
- Infuse tequila.
- Play rugby.
- Bicycle Ireland with my best friend.
- Be the first one on the dance floor.
- Climb a real rock, outside.
- Take a picture with a pelican (the getting bit was unexpected!)
- Get greasy helping restore an old truck.
- Land a flight simulator (without puking).
And even if you don't accomplish a single goal, even if all you ever do is talk about them and dream them up with someone you love...then I can tell you from experience, you've already served the one real goal of your bucket list by finding joy in learning to make your list of learning adventures.