GIVE: SOAR By The Spirit — Finish Your Bucket List

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

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© 2011 Grace Ste. Croix

September 1, 2011

“Ambition can creep as well as soar.” Edmund Burke

In the busiest times of our lives, our goals go and take a back seat in order to help our families, friends and keep our jobs. In some instances we actually do not have time to think of things that we would love to accomplish by the end of -our lives. Our life time dreams become almost realistic. We can lose ourselves by constantly making compromises and down playing what we felt were important experiences to have.

Our bucket lists can be extensive. They may include going back to school, reading a long list of books, or taking a very expensive trip. There are many steps that we can take to make these huge goals eventual realities. One great way to start is to micromanage. Take your dream of a big trip and research what it is you truly want to see. Get an idea of a price range and actually research how long you would stay, where you would stay and prices. With a few days research you actually have a price range. Promise yourself to put a very small percentage away for your trip or even keep your change. It adds up.

Goals of any sort are meant to be researched. A step towards soaring is by researching your way to the top.  What tools do you need to make your dream a reality? Can you get help or knowledge from family, friends or any services? How much does it cost? Many dreams are forgotten due to the lack of research. You are worth the effort and with resources today, information is at your fingertip.

Giving yourself a little time may inspire your children to try for their goals as well. Your ambition is addictive and children will learn from your research and micromanaging and apply it to their own lives. All goals require work but the end result is worth the effort.

Keep that bucket list but make your dreams into a reality. Your ambition can be inspiring to others and a little research and understanding can go a long way.

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