Forget the bucket list: Use 'time buckets' to plan a meaningful life

published 28.07.2020 15:30

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Time buckets are proactive and let you plan your life; a bucket list, on the other hand, is a much more reactive effort in a sudden race against time.

For example, if you want to go skiing 50 times in your life, during which decades or five-year buckets would you like to have those ski days?

For example, you might want to have a child, run the Boston Marathon, hike the Himalayas, build a house, file a patent, start a business, volunteer for Doctors Without Borders, dine at a Michelin-star restaurant, attend the Sundance Film Festival, go skiing 50 times, go to the opera, take a cruise to Alaska, read 20 classic novels, attend the Super Bowl, compete in a Scrabble tournament, visit Yellowstone, see autumn in Vermont, take your kids to Disneyland three times, and so on.

In it, he describes how the "time bucket" approach can help you plan the experiences you want to have in life, and discover more about yourself.

Still, as you start filling up your time buckets, you'll probably see that the experiences you want to have in life don't fall evenly across the ages.

by Bill Perkins from

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