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101 Life Goals to Add to Your Bucket List

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Life goals have a special place in the world.

While I do believe that long-term and short-term goals are crucial for building a life you love, lifelong goals will keep you always striving for a better future and give you something to look forward to.

Most of us are familiar with the idea of a “bucket list”, but do you actually have one written down? (If you’re not, a bucket list is a list of things you’d like to see, do, or experience before you die, colloquially “kick the bucket”).

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I found that when I set out to write down my own life goals bucket list, it made me re-evaluate my priorities.

While most of my short term goals are work-related, in the long run my life goals bucket list became much more focused on experiences I wanted to have.

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101 Life Goals to Add to Your Bucket List

Writing out your life goals can be a powerful affirmation of your commitment to a good life.

Don’t have your own life goals bucket list, or are looking for ideas?

I’ve put together a guide of 101 examples of long-long term life goals you can use as a jumping off point for your own bucket list.

Not all of these will apply to you, but hopefully many of them will!

Feel free to use as many as you like for your own list of life goals.

Life Goals Bucket List – Travel

1. See the Eiffel Tower

2. Visit the Louvre

3. See the Great Pyramid of Giza

4. Visit the Grand Canyon

5. See the Aurora Borealis from Northern Europe

6. Take the kids to Disney World or Disneyland

7. Tour Universal Studios (for me, especially the Wizarding World of Harry Potter)

8. See the Taj Mahal in India

9. Walk the Great Wall of China

10. Visit Machu Picchu in Peru

11. Take a trip anywhere in the world entirely by yourself

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12. Go on a hot air balloon ride

13. Go on an African Safari

14. Have dinner at an underwater restaurant

For some more travel ideas, check out this book:

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition

Life Goals Bucket List – Health and Fitness

15. Run a 5k

16. Spend a year eating intuitively

17. Join a dance class

101 life goals to add to your bucket list

18. Learn to snowboard or ski

19. Hike beautiful trails at a National Park

20. Look for a local geocaching group and try it out

21. Try out a sustainable diet for a week

22. Try out a raw diet for a week

23. Rediscover bike riding, and ditch the car for a week

24. Pick a competitive sport you’ve never played and start a team of newbies

25. Join a charity run or bike for a cause

26. Learn to do a chin up, then see how many you can do

27. Try out crossfit for a month

28. Find exotic fruits or vegetables you’ve never eaten before. Learn how to prepare them

Life Goals Bucket List – Personal Growth

29. Learn to meditate

30. Start a daily yoga practice

31. Write a “lessons learned” journal for the younger generation

32. Establish an unlikely friendship with someone entirely unlike you

33. Write a Dream Life Manifesto

34. Visit your childhood home and reflect on your life path

35. Take the Myers-Briggs personality test, once when you’re young and again when you’re older. Compare the results

36. See a therapist. Even if you think you don’t need to

37. Go to couple’s counseling with your S.O. – even if you think you don’t need to

38. Break free of your comfort zone

39. Attend a personal development seminar

40. Discover your purpose

41. Make every day special – use the fancy dishes, the expensive lotion, or whatever you’ve been “saving”

42. Start a gratitude journal

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43. Learn how to say no gracefully and whenever needed

Life Goals Bucket List – Community

44. Contribute substantially to a charity important to you

45. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or shelter

46. Adopt a senior

47. Buy gifts for underprivileged families for the holidays

48. Start or join a community garden

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49. Sponsor a local children’s sport team

50. Organize a fundraiser for a local cause

51. Adopt a street or area in your neighborhood to keep free from litter

52. Donate blood

53. Attend a rally for something you feel strongly about

54. Do a random act of kindness every day for a month

55. Get to know your neighbors. Ask if they need anything when you run to the store.

56. Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity

Life Goals Bucket List – Professional and Career

57. Speak at a conference

58. Host a retreat for like-minded professionals

59. Write a book (or several)

60. Start a business

61. Become a mentor or take on an apprentice

62. Be interviewed for something in your field

63. Become an expert on something in your field

64. Become a self-made millionaire

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65. Create a passive income stream

66. Become confident in public speaking

67. Find or build a fulfilling career that sparks your soul – even if that means making a big change

Life Goals Bucket List – Hobbies and Pleasure

68. Attend a conference or event aimed at your interests, like the Superbowl or Comic-Con

69. Ride the scariest roller coaster you can stomach

70. Enter a competition in your area of interest, even if you think you’re not good enough

71. Teach your hobby to someone new to it

72. Make a list of 100 influential books or great novels. Read as many as possible

73. See your favorite band live

74. Attend karaoke night. Sing.

75. Find your favorite celebrity and get their autograph

76. See a Broadway play

77. Create a signature recipe for something – a cocktail, apple pie, steak seasoning. Guard the recipe, but make it for others often

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78. Throw a party for your block or street

79. Make 1,000 origami cranes

80. Buy a piece of original art directly from the artist

Life Goals Bucket List – Mental and Educational

81. Get a degree in something you’d love to study just for fun (Many universities offer free tuition for senior citizens – I’ve always loved the idea that my retirement plans include going back to school!)

82. Study something far outside your comfort zone, like calculus. Commit yourself until you understand it

83. Have a conversation with someone you disagree with. Don’t try to change their mind; try to understand it

84. Memorize your favorite poem

85. Learn a second language. Learn a third

86. Learn ASL

87. Join a book club

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88. Learn an instrument

89. Learn to play chess

90. Complete an entire Sudoku or Crossword book cover to cover without asking for help

91. Do something that scares the pants off you

92. Read a famous work of philosophy. Find someone to argue about it with

93. Start a website teaching people about something you know

Life Goals Bucket List – Relationship

94. Apologize to someone

95. Call or text someone you haven’t talked to in years

96. Make a list of 100 reasons you love someone and give it to them

97. Learn your Love Language and that of your partner or kids

98. Create a group text and include someone who might otherwise be left out

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99. Start a conversation with these icebreakers to get to know someone better

100. Plan a date night or special outing with one of your kids.

101. Eat dinner together as a family.

101 Life Goals to Add to Your Bucket List

Make your life goals ones that fire up your soul.

You only get one life to live, and it is entirely and totally yours.

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