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Thoughts for Success: Put Living and Loving at the Top of Your Bucket List

2018 is just around the corner. Have you made your 2018 New Year’s resolutions or did you give up on that tradition years ago? If you’ve rejected resolutions outright, you at least owe it to yourself to create a bucket list.

Thoughts for Success: Put Living and Loving at the Top of Your Bucket List

I’ve met people who have fanciful items on their bucket list – meet Oprah, swim with sharks and own a red Ferrari. I’ve also met people who are living like ascetics (no vacations, no dinners out) so they can save for their retirement bucket list. Then there are the OCD types who have hundreds of bucket list items. While I can be a little OCD about the CLNC® Certification Program, my personal bucket list is quite simple. Allow me to explain.

I’ve been lucky enough to have experienced and achieved things that would have fulfilled many people’s bucket lists (I’ve met Oprah, swam with sharks and been brushed off a jungle trail by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda) and I’m terrifically grateful for each. But, the more things I’ve done that others have exclaimed, “Vickie, that’s been on my bucket list for years!” the more I’ve realized that more than experiences or possessions, living and loving each moment of every day is what matters most. Life is not a list of “To-Dos” we can check off and neither is a bucket list of experiences or possessions.

William Ross said, “Every man dies – not every man really lives.” Start the New Year by putting living and loving at the top of your bucket list and you’ll find the specifics of the list won’t matter that much after all. Especially when you frame everything you do with these questions: Am I living? Am I loving?

Success Is Yours!

P.S. Comment and share what’s on your bucket list after today’s Thought for Success.

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