Creating Your Bucket List - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


PPT – Creating Your Bucket List PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 3b7182-ZDdiN


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation

Creating Your Bucket List


Creating Your Bucket List What do you want to do before you die? Stop putting your dreams off for – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:1504
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 74
Provided by: paulaperso
Learn more at:


Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Creating Your Bucket List

Creating Your Bucket Listhttp//

What do you want to do before you die?
  • Stop putting your dreams off for "some day" . . .
    Take inspiration from the movie "The Bucket List"
    look at some ideas to get your creativity going.

Where to begin??
  • Time to brainstorm
  • Start by creating a preliminary
  • rough draft you can always add,
  • delete, or modify as you go along.
  • Baroque music, such as "The Four Seasons" by
    Antonio Vivaldi and Pachelbel's canon have been
    shown to slow brainwaves down to the Alpha range,
    the brain frequency which has been linked to
    increased creativity.

  • Do not criticize or evaluate what you write
  • down during the brainstorming process
  • you're trying to open yourself up to
  • Write down whatever comes into your head, it
    doesn't matter how wildly impractical the idea
  • Basically, you're going to have to quiet your
    internal critic, that little voice in your head
    that might be saying "You can't do that"
    "That's silly" "I can't afford that."
  • Push the limits on what you currently think is
    possible for you and think outside the boundaries
    of your current life.
  • Don't stop at 100
  • write down as many things as come to your mind.
  • Later you can sift through the list you created
    and narrow it down to 100.

Let All of Your Voices Out
  • All of us contain multiple inner voices. Use your
    bucket list to let all of your voices out- the
    explorer- the adventurer- the linguist- the
    scholar/intellectual- the musician- the
    parent- the lover/the romantic- the athlete-
    the artist/the creative- the writer

Maybe you want to . . .
  • 1. Write a script for a TV show2. Do stand-up
    comedy3. Write a children's book4. Go
    camping5. Ride a gondola in Venice6. Learn how
    to salsa dance7. Host Saturday Night Live8.
    Visit a Renaissance fair9. See the Mona Lisa at
    the Louvre10. Witness a solar eclipse
  • "Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed (98 3/4
    guaranteed)." - Dr. Seuss

Are there any sports you want to try? Any
athletic milestones you want to reach? 
  • 11. Run a marathon.
  • 12. Learn archery.
  • 13. Learn to play golf.
  • 14. Join a bowling league.
  • 15. Become a triathlete.
  • 16. Swim across the English Channel.
  • 17. Learn to ski.
  • 18. Go canoeing or kayaking.
  • 19. Take horseback riding lessons.
  • 20. Take up fishing (or fly fishing)
  • 21. Learn how to ice skate (or figure skate)
  • 22. Learn how to roller blade.
  • 23. Learn to water ski
  • 24. Learn to sail.
  • 25. Learn to play tennis.
  • 26. Try fencing.
  • 27. Participate in the Tour de France.

Would You Like to Learn a Foreign Language?
  • 28. Become fluent in French.
  • 29. Learn conversational Spanish.
  • 30. Learn to say "hello" in 50 languages.
  • 31. Learn sign language.
  • 32. Learn Mandarin.
  • 33. Learn Latin.
  • 34. Choose a country and learn not only the
    language that is spoken there, but also study its
    customs, its cuisine, its art, and its history.

Take Up A Martial Art 
  • 35. Karate
  • 36. Kung Fu
  • 37. JuJitsu
  • 38. Tae Kwon Do
  • 39. Judo
  • 40. Aikido

(No Transcript)
Let the Music Out
  • 41. Learn to play the piano.
  • 42. Take signing lessons.
  • 43. Learn to play the guitar.
  • 44. Enroll in a belly dancing class.
  • 45. Learn to tango.
  • 46. Learn to yoddle.
  • 47. Compose a song.
  • 48. Release an album.
  • 49. Join the church choir.
  • 50. Learn to tap dance.
  • 51. Learn to waltz.
  • 52. Learn the foxtrot.
  • 53. Form a band.

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at
all." Helen Keller"
What adventures would you like to go on?
  • 54. Ride in a hot air balloon
  • 55. Go paragliding
  • 56. Go sky diving
  • 57. Go on a helicopter ride
  • 58. Go scuba diving
  • 59. Go snorkeling in a shipwreck
  • 60. Swim with sharkshttp//
  • 61. Ride a mechanical bull
  • 62. Climb Mt. Everest
  • 63. Fire walking
  • 64. Experience weightlessness
  • 65. Go bungee jumping
  • 66. Go white water rafting
  • 67. Drive a race car
  • 68. Dive in a submarine
  • 69. Fly in a blimp
  • 70. Go rock climbing
  • 71. Learn to fly a plane

72. Go Zorbing!
Where do you want to go? What places do you want
to see? 
  • You can choose where to go based on several
    different factorsNatural Wonders You Want to
    See73. The Grand Canyon74. Victoria Falls
    (between Zambia and Zimbabwe)75. Iguazu Falls
    (between Brazil and Argentina)76. The Great
    Barrier Reef77. The Galapagos Archipelago78.
    The Northern Lights (the Aurora Borealis)79. The
    Fjords of Norway80. The Amazon Rainforest

There simply arent words to describe it.
Activities You Want to Participate In
  • 81. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • 82. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 83. Times Square on New Year's Day
  • 84. Oktober Fest in Germany
  • 85. See the Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal
    Basin in Washington, DC in full bloom

Monuments You Want to Visit
  • 86. The Basilica di San Marco, Venice
  • 87. St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican, Rome
  • 88. The Acropolis in Greece
  • 89. The Alhambra in Spain
  • 90. Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
  • 91. The Statues of Easter Island, Chile
  • 92. Hagia Sophia, Turkey
  • 93. Kiyomizu Temple in Japan
  • 94. The Kremlin in Russia
  • 95. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • 96. Stonehenge, United Kingdom
    "Piazza San Marco"
  • 97. The Sydney Opera House, Australia
  • 98. The Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament,
    London, England

Cities You Want to See
  • 99. Athens, Greece
  • 100. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • 101. Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 102. Beijing, China
  • 103. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 104. Berlin, Germany

Museums You Would Like to Visit
  • 105. El Prado in Madrid, Spain
  • 106. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy
  • 107. The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 108. The Louvre in Paris, France
  • 109. Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, France
  • 110. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,
  • 111. The British Museum in London, England
  • 112. The Tate Gallery in London, England
  • 113. The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Holland

"After Altamira, all is decadence" Pablo Picasso"
Maybe Prehistory is Your Thing 
  • 114. Visit the Lascaux Caves in southwestern
    France (this cave complex contains some of the
    most remarkable paleolithic cave paintings in the
  • 115. Visit the caves of Altamira
  • located near Santilliana del
  • Mar in Cantabria, Northern Spain
  • (the paintings in these
  • caves are the most
  • exceptional evidence of Magdalénian
    culture--between 16,500 and 14,000 years ago--in
    southern Europe).
  • 116. Visit the Chauvet Cave located in the
    Ardèche département, southern France.

117. Visit the Seven New Wonders of the
World The Seven New Wonders were revealed on
July 7, 2007.
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • The Colisseum in Rome
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Christ Redeemer, Brazil
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • The Taj Mahal, India

118. Visit Dubrovnik, Croatia 
While staying in Dubrovnik in 1929, George
Bernard Shaw said "If you want to see heaven on
earth, come to Dubrovnik."
119. Go to Disney World120. See the Golden Gate
Bridge in San Francisco121. Go to the Pike
Place Market in Seattle122. See Mount
Rushmore123. See the Empire State
Building124. Climb up the Statue of
Liberty125. Go to Faneuil Hall Marketplace,
Boston, MA126. Visit SeaWorld Florida,
Orlando127. Go to Universal Studios, Hollywood,
CA128. Visit Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
129. Visit all 50 of the United States Take
along a copy of John Steinbeck's "Travels with
130. Ride the 10 Largest Roller Coasters in the
131. Ferris Wheelshttp//
  • Ride the world's largest Ferris Wheels.
  • "The London Eye",
  • "The Star of Nanchang"
  • "The Singapore Flyer

Want More Ideas on Where to Go? 
UNESCO's 851 World Heritage Sites
132. Go on a cruise!
133. Swim in the largest swimming pool in the
world, off the coast of Chile.
It's more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres,
has a 115-foot deep end, and holds 66 million
gallons of water.

(No Transcript)
"There is fun to be done!" Dr. Seuss"
What hobbies have you always wanted to take up? 
  • 134. Learn to juggle.135. Learn to read tarot
    cards or rhunes136. Learn how to use a pogo
    stick.137. Learn to play chess.138. Learn to
    play poker (or bridge).139. Learn to play
    pool.140. Take up photography.141. Learn to
    make pottery.142. Learn to sculpt.143. Take up
    astronomy.144. Learn astrology.145. Fly
    kites.146. Learn how to perform magic
    tricks.147. Make mobiles (kinetic art)
  • "Life must be lived as play." -- Plato

More Hobbies to Consider Adding to Your List 
  • 148. Build a village around a model train
    layout.149. Construct furniture.150. Do
    woodworking.151. Make stained glass
    windows.152. Learn to make candles.153. Make
    models of cars, ships or airplanes.154. Learn to
    brew beer or make wine.155. Take up gourmet
    cooking.156. Paint - watercolors, oil,
    acrylics.157. Grow prize-winning roses.158.
    Restore a classic car.

159. Learn to Draw
  • Grandma Moses
  • Have you always wanted to paint
  • but think it's too late to start now?Grandma
    Moses, a self-taught artist from upstate New York
    who first came to public attention at the age of
    80, created 1600 works before her death at the
    age of 101.

Take Up a Craft 
  • 160. Beading161. Calligraphy162.
    Embroidery163. Jewelry Making164. Knitting165.
    Quilting166. Scrapbooking167. Sewing168.
    Crochet169. Embroidery170. Jewelry making171.
    Paper Crafts (origami)172. Quilting173. Create

Make a Separate List of "100 Books to Read" 
  • Should each of the books you want to read make it
    into your bucket list? I don't think so Make a
    separate list of 100 books you would like to
    read. However, you can include items such as
    "Read all of Dostoevsky's novels" on your
    bucket list (174). You can also add "Read all
    100 books on my reading list"
    (175). Another idea "Read every novel that
    has won a Pulitzer Prize in the Fiction
    Category" (176) or, "Read the complete works
    of Shakespeare" (177).

Some book humor"A classic is something
everyone wants to have read but no one wants to
read."-- Mark Twain
Do you have any educational aspirations you can
include in your bucket list? 
"Education is the most powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world." Nelson
  • 178. Finish high school179. Get your
    GED180. Get a college degree181. Get a
    Masters182. Get a PhD183. Get into Med
    School184. Pass the New York Bar185. Get
    Certified as a Public Accountant186. Get an
    MBA187. Get Certified as a Financial
    Planner188. Get into Harvard189. Finish first
    in your class190. Get into Juillard
  • 191. Develop General Knowledge on Important

What celebrities would you like to meet? 
  • 192. Shake hands with Al Gore.193. Meet Paris
    Hilton (or maybe party with Paris Hilton).194.
    Meet David Beckham.195. Meet Jennifer
    Lopez.196. Meet the President of the United
    States.197. Meet Hugh Hefner and the Girls Next
    Door (Holly, Bridget, and Kendra).198. Meet
    Sofia Loren.199. Meet Prince William (and/or
    Prince Harry).200. Meet Donald Trump (and/or
    Ivanka Trump).201. Meet Al Pacino.202. Meet
    Brad Pitt (and/or Angelina Jolie)203. Meet
    Martha Stewart

Hit the Big Time!
  • 204. Be interviewed on Oprah.205. Be Time
    Magazine's Person of the Year.206. Be
    interviewed by Larry King.207. Be listed as one
    of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful
    People"208. Be on the cover of "Rolling Stone"
    Magazine209. Have a street named after you.210.
    Be one of CNN's Heroes (CNN's global search for
    everyday people changing the world).211. Win a
    Nobel Prize212. Receive a knighthood (or a
    damehood) from the Queen of England213. Be
    elected to political office214. Be inducted into
    a Hall of Fame215. Be awarded a star in the
    Hollywood Walk of Fame216. Enter the Guinness
    Book of World Records

What contributions would you like to make? 
  • 217. Make a difference in at least
    one person's life.218. Build a Habitat for
    Humanity Home.219. Join the Peace Corps.220.
    Donate a million dollars to a charity of my
    choice (anonymously or not).221. Make loans to
    entrepreneurs in developing countries through Join a Big Brother, Big Sister
    Program.223. Volunteer at a Homeless
    Shelter.224. Donate blood.225. Donate clothes
    you no longer use to a
  • battered women's shelter.226. Donate
    children's books to a hospital
  • near your home.227. Mentor someone at
  • You Can Make A Difference in Just
    One Day 

228. Go Green 
  • - bring reusable bags (canvas bags) to
    all markets and stores- unplug the toaster, the
    coffee maker, the stereo, the television,
  • and so on from the wall when not in use (standby
    power, also called vampire
  • power, refers to the electric power
    consumed by these appliances while they
  • are switched off or in a standby mode)--
    run the dishwasher only when it's full-- buy
    organic and /or local food-- grow potted herbs
    and tomatoes-- use cloth napkins most of the
    time-- use cloth dish towels (rather than paper
    towels) most of the time-- use napkins and paper
    towels that are from recycled material (when not
    using cloth)-- use toilet paper made from
    recycled material-- walk to destinations
    whenever possible-- drive less, make
    multi-purpose trips in car drive using
    gas-saving tips-- write on both sides of
    paper-- conserve water-- use the washing
    machine with full loads and line dry most of the
    laundry-- buy energy star appliances
    (refrigerator, dishwasher, and so on)-- wash and
    reuse zip-loc bags -- switch from incandescent
    to compact fluorescent light bulbs-- according
    to a recent study, when compared to hand washing,
    the benefit of using a dishwasher it that it uses
    only half the energy, one-sixth of the water, and
    less soap, for similar results-- fix drippy
    faucets-- opt for quality over quantity in
    everything you buy-- cut down on clutter

"A Publisher will be lucky to find me!"
  • 229. Get your article published in
  • a magazine.230. Write and publish a book.For
    the uber ambitious write a book that makes it to
    1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.231.
    Make a documentary film.232. Create an online
    art gallery of my art work.233. Set up a comic
    art portfolio on Flickr.

234. For Men Check off Every Skill on Esquire's
75 Skills Every Man Should Master 234.
Skills for men Things Men Should Be Able to
Do-Esquires 75 Skills Every Man Should Master 
0508 A man can be expert in nothing, but he must
be practiced in many things. Skills. You don't
have to master them all at once. You simply have
to collect and develop a certain number of skills
as the years tick by.235. For Women Check Off
Every Skill on this List http//
-should-master-the-first-25/ Esquire Magazine's
"75 Skills Every Man Should Master" is rather
interesting, and I agree with the wisdom of men
acquiring almost all of the skills listed
therein. After searching for a similar list for
women, and not finding any I particularly liked,
I decided to create one and post it on my blog.
After much deliberation, I came up with 75 skills
I think would be useful for women to learn.
"Consciously seek out experiences that expand
your sense of who you are and what you are
capable of."
What would you like to audition for?
  • 236. American idol237. a role in a movie238.
    a Broadway play239. a sitcom240. the
    Apprentice241. to be an extra in a film242. the
    lead part in your community theatre's next
    play243. a commercial244. a rock band

The High Life 
  • 245. Shop at Harrods246. Charter a
    yacht247. Vacation at Martha's Vineyard248.
    Spend a week at a 5-star spa249. Shop in Rodeo
    Drive250. Go to an auction at Christie's or
    Sotheby's251. Have "High Tea" at the Plaza Hotel
    in New York, or perhaps at Fortnum Mason in
    London252. Own a Rolls Royce or an Aston
    Martin253. Become an art collector254. Gamble
    at Monte Carlo, Monaco255. Drive a
    Lamborghini256. Sleep in a castle

257. Become a Wine Connoisseur 258. Invent
something (help make life easier for your fellow
man). 259. Be an Artist of Life -Developing your
creativity is one of the best things you can do
to lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Fortunately, as most creativity experts hold -
creativity is a process that can be learned,
practiced, and perfected.  
How about the area of finances?
  • 260. Become financially literate.261. Create
    a financial strategy.262. Invest in the stock
    market.263. Create enough passive income so that
    I don't have to work another day in my life.264.
    Become a millionaire.265. Create a trust fund
  • my child.266. Create a corporation to
  • protect my assets.

"Movies you'd like to see" go on a separate list.
  • 267. Watch the 100 movies on my "100
    movies I want to see list".
  • 268. Watch the 10 Greatest American Movies of
    all Time
    THE RAIN(Ranked by the American Film Institute)

What would you like to achieve in the area of
  • 269. Find the love of my life.270. Get
    married.271. Go on that honeymoon that keeps
    getting postponed.272. Have a child.273. Raise
    a happy and healthy child.274. Create a home
    with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving

  • 275. Start my Own Business276. Create a web
    site277. Start a blog (have it get to the
    Technorati top 1000)278. Create a YouTube video
  • 279. Web achievements 101 Things to do before
    you die http//
  • "101 Things to Do Before You Die" on YouTube 

Let's Not Forget the Animal Kingdom 
  • 280. Swim with dolphins281. Go
    whale-watching282. See a platypus283. See a
    koala bear284. Visit the San Diego Zoo285. Go
    on safari286. Save a species from
    extinction.287. Become a vegetarian288. Adopt a
    pet from the animal shelter.289. Milk a cow290.
    Join "People for the Ethical Treatment of
    Animals" (PETA)291. Ride a camel292. See
    gorillas in the wild in Uganda293. Mush a Dog
    Sled294. Watch Turtles hatch and run for the
    ocean295. Go bird watching in Panama.

"A home can be a sanctuary, a place of healing
and regeneration."
  • 296. Build a Pond in Your Backyard 
  • 297. Grow Bonsai Trees
  • 298. Grow Orchids 

Your Dwelling Where would you like to live? 
  • 299. A ranch300. A farmhouse301. A penthouse
    on 5th Ave., New York302. A house by the
    lake303. A beach house304. A house inspired by
    Japanese arquitecture305. A Tuscan house306. A
    Colonial House307. A house with an inner
    courtyard308. A house in the country

309. Create your perfect home environment
  • A. A rose covered gazebo in the backyard.B.
    A fireplace.C. A meditation roomD. A large
    kitchen with wooden floorsE. A breakfast nookF.
    A saunaG. A home officeH. A canopy bedI. A
    terraceJ. A poolK. A well-stocked pantry.L. A
    guest bedroom.M. A skylight in the bedroom.N. A
    "great room" (living and dining room)
  • with high ceilings and a grand piano.O. A
    wall mural in the hallwayP. A scented linen
    closet.Q. A nursery.R. A library filled with
    leather-bound books.

"I am convinced that a calm, quiet and harmonious
interior can be as beneficial to health as a
sensible diet and regular exercise."
Be a spectator at . . . 
  • 310. The Olympics311. The World Cup312. The
    Scala of Milan313. An Armani fashion show314. A
    Madonna concert315. Wimbledon316. A Pussy Cat
    Dolls Concert317. Carnegie Hall318. A Broadway
    Play319. The Super Bowl320. a session of the US
    Supreme Court321. the Indianapolis 500-Mile
    Race322. TED Talks an annual conference in
    California which brings together the world's most
    fascinating thinkers and doers, who are
    challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18
    minutes).323. Become a squidoo lensmaster (maybe
    even a giant squid).

341 days to go
For just one day you could
  • 324. Hide all the clocks in your house.325.
    Tape a piece of paper over the TV screen with all
    of your ideas for new shows.326. Spend the whole
    day reading magazines.327. Drink the
    sunset.328. Stop worrying.329. Be
    ridiculous.330. Get in the bathtub with candles
    and slices of mango and read a travel book
    vicariously travel with the author.331. Plant
    pots and pots of brightly colored flowers.

332. Celebrate Life Every Day
There is more
  • 333. Visit the Wreckage of the
  • Titanic Aboard a Submarine 
  • 334. Travel to the Moon With
  • Virgin Galactic 
  • 335. Create a Photography Bucket List 

Does the Spiritual Ring a Bell for You? 
  • 336. Meet the Dalai Lama and/or the
    Pope337. Visit Tibet338. Spend a week at a
    Silent Retreat339. Experience bliss340. Find
    inner peace341. Learn to forgive342. Do all the
    lessons in "A Course in Miracles"343. Attend a
    Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony344. Become
    a Reiki Master345. Heal my past346. Learn to
    live in the now347. Take up yoga348. Take up
    tai chi349. Take up Qi Gong350. Have a past
    life regression.
  • 351. Learn to meditate

352. Become a Collector 
  • A. CoinsB. StampsC. Russian Nesting
    DollsD. Sports MemorabiliaE. SnowglobesF.
    Porcelain DollsG. Action FiguresH. Pez
    DispensersI. Comic BooksJ. MatchboxesK. Chess
    SetsL. MugsM. AmericanaN. Music BoxesO. A
    demitasse collection

353. Write a letter to each of my children
telling them what I want them to know about me
and life lessons based on my experience.
Things To Do Before You Die For the Holidays
  • 354. See the Radio City Christmas
    Spectacular355. Be invited to the Playboy
    Mansion's annual Halloween Party356. Go to a St.
    Patrick's Day Parade357. Go to the White House
    Easter Egg Roll358. Go to Macy's Thanksgiving
    Day Parade

359. Dare to Follow Your Dream 
  • The Last Lecture September 18, 2007
  • Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of
    400 people at
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • to deliver a last lecture called
  • Really Achieving Your
  • Childhood Dreams
  • http//

360. Take a 365-Day Challenge 
  • Challenge yourself to perform some activity every
    single day for 365 days straight.
  • Ideas for the activities you could add to your
    365-day challenge
  • A. Meditate for 20 minutes a day, every day.B.
    Write in my journal every day.C. Write down 5
    things that I'm grateful for every day.D. Learn
    a new word every day.E. Read for 20 minutes
    every day.F. Do some sort of light exercise,
    like walking, for 20 minutes every day.G. Go
    without watching television for 365 days
    straight.H. Put a dollar away every single day
    for 365 days. At the end of the 365 days, invest
    the money in the stock market.

Some Miscellaneous things You Might Consider
Adding to Your List 
361. Ask for forgiveness from all of the people
I've hurt.362. Adopt a child.363. Every year
from now on--on my birthday--I will plant a
tree.364. Send my parents on their dream
vacation.365. Take a year off and live in the
woods.366. Plant a herb garden.367. Trace your
So what do you do when you've crossed off every
item on your bucket list?
  • 1. Celebrate

2. Then create another one.
  • 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Creating Your
    Bucket List 
  • If you had a year left to live, what would you
  • If you won the lottery, where would you go?
  • What did you always want to do when you were a
  • If you were lying on your deathbed, what would
    you most regret not having done?
  • If you had an upcoming high school reunion, what
    would you like to be able to tell your former
    classmates that you've accomplished?
  • What do you need to have more of in your life?
  • Who do you admire? Why?
  • You're sitting with your grandchildren on your
    lap telling them about your exploits. What
    stories are you telling them?
  • You've died and are listening to your eulogy.
    What are your friends and loved ones saying about
  • If a genie granted you three wishes, what would
    you ask for?