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Life List - the Bucket List for Living

Make a to-do list for living your life to the fullest.

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It doesn't really matter what you call it, the life/bucket list is about living your life to the fullest and not having regrets about the things you did not pursue. So think back to when you were younger and all things were possible - what did you want to do?

Inspiration for your Life List

The Most Important Question: Danny Dover at TEDxRainier

Video / ByDanny Dover

In 2010, Danny Dover left his job to fully dedicate himself to completing his life list before his self-imposed deadline of May 25th 2017 (now tattooed on his body). His life list contains 150 items and is now more than 80% checked off. He believes that waiting until the end of your life to start your bucket list is waiting too long.

It Ain't Over: How One Woman's Bucket List Is Making A World Of Difference

Article / ByLori Weiss

Terisa Brooks Huddleston created a bucket list to fulfill her lifelong dreams and wound up creating jobs for over 60 women in Peru.

Take a Peak at Other Peoples' Life Lists

Life List

Article / ByDanny Dover

This is the life list of Danny Dover. After being diagnosed with depression he made this list and decided to start living.

John Goddard's "Life List"

Article / ByJohn Goddard

John Goddard is most known for his amazing “Life List” of accomplishments. In 1940, at the age of fifteen John Goddard listed 127 goals he wished to experience or achieve in his lifetime. The list is includes items such as 'watching a cremation ceremony in Bali' to 'circumnavigating the globe', which he did four times.

Simple Mom's Life List

Article / ByTsh Oxenreider

This is the active life/bucket list of Tsh Oxenreider. She is a mom of three with the goal of living simply. The items on her list include; seeing U2 in concert, meeting J.K. Rowling and living near a mountain. She is yet to meet J.K. Rowling.

The List on Raptitude

Article / ByDavid Cain

This is David Cain's life list. He shares his experiences as he sets about accomplishing the items on his list. One of David's goal is to learn what humans are not so good at, and get better at those things. His list items also include; learning to surf and trying a vegan diet for 30 days.

Create Your Own Life List

What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die

Article / ByCelestine Chua

Celestine Chua provides some prompts to get you thinking about your own list. There's also a fairly generic list of 101 items you may want to add to your list. Do you want to run a marathon or learn a new language?

Getting It Done – A Guide To Creating a Proper Bucket List

Article / ByChris (Art of Manliness)

Chris describes the bucket list as a tool to achieve our grand or trivial goals. And did you know that if you write down your goals you are more likely to achieve them? He has some tips to get you started with your own list.

Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide

Book / ByCaroline Adams Miller MAPP, Dr. Michael B. Frisch

Positive Psychology is the link between goal accomplishment and happiness. Here lists are organised into 16 life domains which are believed to make people happy. There are quizzes and exercises to help you identify your needs and ambitions as well as tips to help you achieve your goals. This book is about pursuing the goals that matter to you. So don't add weight loss to your list if you don't think it's important.

1000 Places to See Before You Die

Book / ByPatricia Schultz

Not surprisingly many people have travel items on their life lists. This book will hopefully inspire you to go to places you've not considered before. Judging from all the reviews it seems to be a popular gift.

Tools to Create Your Life List

43 Things

Website / By43 Things

This is the largest goal-setting community worldwide. People on 43 Things want to fall in love, be more confident, and learn German among other things. You can start adding items even before logging in. The 'Zeitgeist' section is great - here other members reveal how they reached their goals.

Bucket List

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This site is very easy to use. You add your goals, view your lists, and share them. When you've completed your goals you can let other people know how you did it. If you're stumped for what to put on your list you can search the recent and popular goals of other community members.

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