We’re all playing a high stakes game of one and done, as you have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to get serious about your bucket list, and to become a master at the skill of execution. – Gary Ryan Blair
IF YOU CAME here looking for a cute list of things to do before you kick the bucket…you’ve come to the wrong place.
The fact is, putting together your Bucket List is a simple and easy process requiring no more than pen, paper (keyboard) and creative daydreaming.
Ticking those items off the list however, is an entirely different beast…and showing you how to kick butt before you kick the bucket is the purpose of this here message.
So as the “Professor of Harsh Reality,” I’m going to lay it on the line for you.
The greatest waste of untapped resources in this world are the hopes, dreams, goals and bucket lists that don’t translate into purposeful, goal directed behavior.
While your bucket list may look pretty and even impress your Mom when surrounded by beautiful imagery of all the things you are going to do “someday” …unless you learn to start implementing, you’ll epitomize Oliver Wendell Holmes famous quote: “Most people go to their graves with their music still inside them.”
KICK BUTT OR BUTT KICKED?
The marketplace only rewards implementation, therefore bucket list items like bungee jumping, running a marathon, writing a book, or visiting every country in the world are completely meaningless without action.
I can state the following with the certainty of a man holding four aces…improving your execution skills is the savviest move you can make as superior execution is the ONLY way your bucket list will ever see the light of day.
You do NOT need to keep adding to your list. You do NOT need more pictures. You need more implementation. But, here’s the rub:
You have to implement the RIGHT strategies and mindset to get the results you’re looking for. Not the sexiest new strategies, not the shiny new object, strategies – strategies that are TIMELESS, UNIVERSAL and PROVEN.
Put simply, life’s too shot to be delusional…and you can’t afford to waste your time or your money on anything else other than implementation.
But there’s even more to it than that…
You need to put these proven strategies into a SYSTEM and then you need to work that system every day of your life.
THAT, is how you transform your bucket list from a bunch of wild and crazy ideas into a life of action, abundance and adventure.
And, that’s what you really want…isn’t it?
So how do you do it…how do you kick butt before kicking the bucket? How do you step up the quality, quantity, and intensity of your bucket list activities?
The following are three simple, highly effective and empowering strategies for knocking your bucket list out of the park.
Implement them immediately and you’ll quickly close the gap between the life you are now living, and the one you’re capable of living.
STRATEGY ONE: GOYA – GET OFF YOUR ASS
Remember, life is a high stakes game of one and done…and you have limited time to be, have and do what you want in life.
The primary reason and the root cause that prevents from living a large, epic life and making a huge dent on there bucket list is…poor execution.
Therefore, your bucket list must be clear, highly emotional and actionable. You must decide to implement like your life depended upon it, otherwise, kiss that big fat bucket list of yours goodbye.
STRATEGY TWO: DON’T ASK FOR PERMISSION
In a world filled with underachievers who spend their time wishing, dreaming and talking about success, it’s the men and women of action, the ones who know what they want and who don’t wait around for some higher authority to give them permission…they are the ones who have the most check marks on their bucket list.
In the end you will regret the chances you didn’t take, the relationships you were afraid to have, the adventures you waited too long to make, and the opportunities you let slip away because you were waiting for permission.
Take your destiny into your own hands…give yourself permission to boldly pounce on and seize every opportunity and crazy dream that comes your way.
STRATEGY THREE: CHOOSE TO STAR IN YOUR OWN MOVIE
Your life becomes extraordinary when you decide it will become extraordinary. Decide once and for all that it’s time to get your ticket punched, that you deserve to live a bigger, bolder and far more beautiful life.
Choose to star in your own action movie…create a plot dripping with excitement, boldness, audacity, courage, big thinking, great challenges and huge accomplishments …a movie that you not only star in but one where you become your own hero.
This is the ONLY life you’ve got and regardless of how much progress you are making on your bucket list, you and I both know that no matter how good or bad your results have been, you can always do better—much better, and that’s why I created the 100 Day Challenge, as it’s the perfect program for fast-tracking your bucket list, and helping you to make the most of this one life you were given.
Shall we dance?
Gary Ryan Blair