Life passes by quickly and many of us are faced with regrets when we get old. To avoid having life regrets and live a life to the fullest, ask yourself these questions today.
PSST! Remember that we mostly regret the things we didn’t do, as opposed to the things that we did do.
- Where in the world would I like to visit?
- If I had one month to live, what would I do?
- What types of new foods do I want to try?
- What cultural traditions am I interested in?
- Are there any activities or sports that I want to try?
- What events do I want to attend?
- What has always been my biggest dream(s) in life?
- What classes have I always thought about taking?
- If money and fear were not an issue what would I do?
- Who have I always wanted to meet in person?
- What would I like to do with family and friends?
- In what ways do I want to do improve myself physically, mentally or spiritually?
- What skills have I wanted to learn or improve?
- Is there a charity or cause I have always wanted to support or get involved in?
- What was my childhood dream — is it still relevant today?
- What kind of positive impact and contributions can I make to the world?
- If I won a multi-million dollar lottery today, what would I do?
- If I were on my deathbed, what would be my regrets? (also see 6 Principles to Avoid Living a Regretful Life)
- What great habits do I envision having in the future?
- What travel stories would I want to share with my grandchildren?
- If I had three wishes what would they be?
- Is there someplace I have always wanted to take my spouse, best friend and parent?
- If I could change job or profession immediately, would I? And what would it be?
- What things am I telling myself “I’m too old” to do, but at the same time really want to do/experience?
- What small daily activities can I do on an ongoing basis that brings about a positive impact on my life or to other people around me?
Add any Q&A as you see fit!
These are the questions I want you to fully answer and brainstorm as they set the foundation for your life goals — your bucket list. You might at first glance only skimmed the questions and got a few ideas here and there — but be sure to write your answers and ideas down! This is crucial as we are much more likely to actually achieve our goals just by the act of writing the goals down, here is why.
That’s all to this blog post. This was probably one of the easiest for me to write, but probably is one of the ones that really require an active approach and effort from you. That is, if you actually took this article serious and sought to answer the questions in order to live a more meaningful life.
I guess I fancy “questions”; see my article “Ask Yourself These Questions Every Day“, which deals about how we should evaluate our productivity and development as opposed to only abiding to the often dreaded to-do list.