So on April 18th, I turned 25, which means I’m one-quarter of a century old. That’s right, I’m not on my early twenties anymore.
But, I’m glad I’m aging because I have been learning and growing so much, and like I always say, change is good.
For this special age, I’ve decided to create a bucket list of 25 things I must do on the year of my 25th birthday.
I’ve written down a wide range of things, from doing hang-gliding to learning how to drive a stick shift, to getting a tattoo. So far I have seven things completed, but I still have many more to finish.
It’s been fun so far, and the best part is that I’ve shared my list with my friends, so not only they help me complete my list, but also I have a commitment of finishing it because other people besides me know about my challenge.
I’ve been reading a book called The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey, and he discusses how in order to be trusted we need to trust ourselves. And sometimes we mine our own trust by setting up goals and not accomplishing them, like for example when we set the alarm earlier to go workout but we wake up, turn it off, and just go back to sleep. This small act is making ourselves less trustworthy, and even worse, is making us stop trusting ourselves.
So, I encourage you to try doing the same thing. You know those things you always wanted to do but was always too lazy, too busy, or just forgot to do it? Write them down now and challenge yourself to complete them. See it as a mission and set a date for you to complete your list.
I bet you will feel more accomplished and empowered just like I have been feeling.