Personal Development Bucket List Ideas

This page features 224 personal development bucket list ideas to do before you die. You'll find inspiration for the small things as well as the big things.

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* If you decide to take part in any of the activities listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the bucket list ideas listed here can be dangerous so seek out guidance if you decide to try them!

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Personal Development Bucket List Ideas

1. Achieve 1,000 Goals
2. Achieve Happiness
3. Act on my Fears
4. Add a Picture of all my Goals
5. Add a Video to all my Completed Items
6. Attend a 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Course
7. Attend a Poetry Reading
8. Attend a Yoga Class
9. Attend an Inner Awakening Retreat
10. Attend One of Anthony Robbins' Events
11. Be a Mentor to Someone
12. Be a Part of an Important Movement
13. Be a Part of Habitat For Humanity
14. Be a Regular Blood Donor
15. Be a True Inspiration to Someone
16. Be a Volunteer Baby Cuddler
17. Be a Volunteer in an Association
18. Be an Activist
19. Be an Inspiration to Someone
20. Be at Peace With my Body
21. Be Blind For a Day
22. Be Honest About Everything in Life
23. Be Myself
24. Be on Stage in Front of Thousands of People
25. Be Part of a Disaster Relief Team
26. Be Part of a Peaceful Protest
27. Be Passionate About a Cause
28. Be Self-Sufficient
29. Be Someone's Hero
30. Beat Cancer
31. Become a Better Public Speaker
32. Become a Blood Donor
33. Become a Bone Marrow Potential Donor
34. Become an Early Riser
35. Become Courageous
36. Become First Woman President
37. Become Influential on Klout
38. Become Less Materialistic
39. Become More Enthusiastic
40. Become More Organized
41. Become Optimistic
42. Become a Mentor to Someone
43. Break a Bad Habit
44. Break a Guinness World Record
45. Build A Center For Child Development
46. Build A Community of Like-Minded People
47. Build A Healthier America
48. Build Schools For Women and Girls in Developing Countries
49. Buy a Cup of Coffee For a Cold Salvation Army Bell Ringer
50. Buy a Stranger a Meal at a Restaurant

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51. Buy a Strangers Groceries
52. Care Less About What People Think
53. Change "My Story" to What I Want my Life to Be
54. Change As Many Lives As I Can
55. Change at Least One Person's Mind About Gay Rights
56. Change Someone's Life For the Better
57. Change Someone's Point of View
58. Complete 26 Random Acts of Kindness
59. Complete 500 Things on my Bucket List
60. Complete a 30 Days Challenge
61. Complete a 365 Day Photo Challenge
62. Complete Half the Items on my Bucket List
63. Completely "Unplug" For a Week
64. Conquer Fear of Snakes
65. Conquer Insomnia
66. Conquer my Fear of Heights
67. Convince Someone to Change Religions
68. Create a Balanced Life
69. Create a New Standard
70. Create a Place Where People can Come to find Purpose
71. Create a Self-Study Program
72. Create a Travel Journal
73. Cut my Hair and Donate It
74. Cut Off Sugar For a Month
75. Dance Like No Ones Watching
76. Decide on my Biggest Goal This Year
77. Define my Own Utopia
78. Develop my Intuition
79. Discover my Life's Purpose
80. Discover my Natural Talent
81. Discover What Makes Me Happy
82. Do 365 Random Acts of Kindness in a Year
83. Do a Buddha Meditation
84. Do a Favor For a Stranger on the Scale of "Pay It Forward"
85. Do a Twenty-Four Hour Silence
86. Do Charity Work Abroad
87. Do Charity Work With Animals
88. Do Dishes Every Night
89. Do Something Crazy For Charity
90. Do Something New Every Month For a Year
91. Do Something Nice For a Homeless Person
92. Do Something Nice For Someone Who Will Never Find Out
93. Do Something People Say I Can't Do
94. Donate $100 to Charity
95. Donate a Large Sum of Money
96. Donate an Organ
97. Donate Blood
98. Donate Clothes I No Longer Use
99. Donate Every Christmas to a Community Group
100. Donate Items to a Nonprofit Organization
101. Donate my Kidney
102. Donate Over $5,000 to Orphanages
103. Donate Things to the Animal Shelter
104. Don't Complain About Anything For a Week
105. Don't Say Anything Negative at all in One Day
106. Don't Use the Internet For a Week
107. Drop my Nail-Biting Habit
108. Earn Trust Back
109. Engage in a Meditation Retreat
110. Feel Like I've Made a Difference
111. Figure Out Who I Am
112. Find a Cause That Will Be in my Heart Forever
113. Find a Homeless Person a Home
114. Find Deeper Peace Within Myself
115. Find Inner Peace
116. Find Motivation
117. Finish Reading the Bible
118. Follow in the Footsteps of my Favorite Travel Writer
119. Forgive and Let Go of Grudges
120. Forgive Everyone For Everything They Did to Me
121. Forgive Those Who Ask
122. Get a Place on the Colorado 40 Under 40 List
123. Get Closure on all my Hurt of the Past
124. Get Involved in a Protest
125. Give a Toy to Every Child in a Hospital
126. Give Money to Charity Every Week
127. Give Someone a Makeover
128. Give Someone Something They've Always Wanted
129. Give Up Chocolate For a Month
130. Go a Month Without Television
131. Go a Week Without Swearing
132. Go Around the Hospital and Try to Make the Patients Laugh
133. Go For a Mission Trip
134. Go on a Humanitarian Aid Trip
135. Go to a Cafe Alone
136. Go to a Concert By Myself
137. Go to a Fancy Dinner and a Movie Alone
138. Go to a Spiritual Retreat
139. Go to a Wishing Well
140. Go to Africa and Help People in Need
141. Have a Day Without Electronics
142. Have a Well Trained Dog
143. Have a Wish at 11:11 Come True
144. Have More Goals That Are "Completed Things" Than "Things To-Do"
145. Help an Elderly Person With Their Bags
146. Help an Old Man Cross the Street
147. Help in a Soup Kitchen
148. Help in a Third World Country
149. Help Out at a Homeless Shelter
150. Help Someone Achieve Their Goals
151. Help Someone Overcome Their Fears
152. Help the Community
153. Host a Charity Event That Raises $10,000+
154. Host a Foreign Exchange Student
155. Inspire Someone Else to Make a Bucket List
156. Join a Church Family
157. Join a Program Rehabilitating Animals
158. Know How to Express my Feelings Well
159. Lead a Group in Crisis
160. Lead an Extraordinary Life
161. Leave Little Inspirational Notes For Strangers to Find
162. List 20 Things You Like About Someone and Give the List to That Person
163. List the Most Important Things That I Have Learned from Life
164. Listen to Complete Silence
165. Live a Life With No Regrets
166. Live in a Completely Sustainable Way For a Year
167. Live in a Developing Country
168. Live Self Sufficiently Off the Land For 30 Days
169. Live Six Lives: Lover, Activist, Artist, Traveler, Parent, Worker
170. Look Drop Dead Gorgeous
171. Make a Large Anonymous Donation to a Non-Profit
172. Make a List of 100 Things I Love
173. Make a List of the 100 Best Experiences of my Life
174. Make a New Years Resolution and Stick to It
175. Make Peace With God
176. Make Someone Laugh During Their Chemotherapy Treatment
177. Make Someone's Day
178. Make Someone's Wish Come True
179. Make Something of my Live
180. Meditate For a Whole Day
181. Meditate in a Buddhist Temple
182. Never Do Drugs
183. Never Drink
184. Never Smoke Cigarettes
185. No Cussing For 1 Month
186. No Fast Food For 30 Days
187. Open an Animal Shelter
188. Organize my Bookshelf Alphabetically
189. Overcome my Fear of Failure
190. Overcome my Shyness
191. Participate in a Peace March
192. Perform a Kind Deed to at Least 10 People With No Expectations
193. Pray Regularly
194. Put a Message in a Bottle and Toss It Into the Ocean
195. Put a Secret in a Balloon and Let It Fly Away
196. Quit a Bad Habit
197. Quit Caffeine
198. Raise Massive Awareness About Poverty
199. Reach Enlightenment
200. Read 500 Books on Leadership and Personal Development
201. Reduce my Possessions Down to Only 100 Things
202. Save a Human Life
203. Save a Species from Extinction
204. Save Someone's Life
205. Say What I Really Think For a Whole Day
206. Say Yes to Everything For a Day
207. Sell Everything I Have and Start Over
208. Set Up a Non-Profit
209. Sit in Nature and Just Breathe
210. Sponsor a Child
211. Stay Silent For 24 Hours For Animal Cruelty
212. Stick to a New Years Resolution For an Entire Year
213. Take 50 Photos of Things That Make Me Happy
214. Take a Basic Self-Defense Class
215. Tell Someone my Feelings
216. Turn a Failure Into a Success
217. Unplug For at Least 24 Hours
218. Vegan For a Week
219. Volunteer at a Blind Camp
220. Volunteer at a Hospice
221. Volunteer For 200 Hours This Year
222. Volunteer For a Full Day
223. Volunteer in a Developing Country
224. Volunteer With Big Brother Program


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