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Long-term and short-term lists

on January 5, 2012

Do you have a life list?

A life list, also known as a bucket list, is a list of things that you would like to do before you die. It can consist of things as big or as trivial as you’d like. It can be as long as you’d like (100 things to do before you die – google that) or as short as you’d like (5 top things).

Like I’ve said, I like lists, so making an exhaustive one wasn’t difficult. My husband on the other hand, loathes lists, and he only has 3-4 things in his head that he’ll like to do one day, with no specific timeline.

The problem with life lists is that they can easily turn into a piece of paper tucked away somewhere while you hope that the things on it will magically happen “someday”. However, it’s time to turn them into manageable pieces that you will actually follow through on.

This is where you take your life list, and make a 5 year list. You’d be surprised how much you can get done in 5 years once you actually make a plan.

Then you make your 2012 list. What can you work on doing this year? Again, you’d be surprised how much you can fit in.

And slowly, you’ll be checking off your life list, glad that you’re doing something fun and worthwhile with your life.

Are you working on your lists for 2012? List your top 5 for this year.


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