Looking Forward: What’s In Your Bucket?

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

–Mark Twain

Life is Short – Fill Your Bucket Today

We fuel our bodies with food, our minds with education, and our hearts with love, but new experiences and dreams can nourish our spirit in ways that nothing else can. Whatever your goals or dreams are, there are benefits to turning them into a bucket list, a well-crafted one can push you to lead your version of an ideal life. The process of writing a bucket list forces you to take a close look at what it is you truly desire, to analyze where you are versus where you want to be.

What is a Bucket List?

[noun, informal. a list of the things you want to do before you reach a certain age, or before you die. It originates from the term ‘to kick the bucket’, itself a 17th-century term meaning ‘to die’.]

Simply put, it is a collection of goals, dreams, and aspirations that you would like to accomplish within your lifetime. The basic meaning of a bucket list is to keep track of your goals and to take steps to achieve those goals in order to maximize the incredible experiences in your life. Adults may call it a bucket list – kids may look upon it as a “wish list”, both simply a matter of perspective.

It’s About Your Personal Journey

There is no right or wrong way of designing your bucket list because it’s a personal journey between you and your aspirations. It’s really about living life to the fullest with all the hours you have left on Earth, starting today. Everyone’s list should be different because it is meant to reflect what you most desire in your own life. The important part is to come up with items that are meaningful to you; ones that will inspire you to wake up each morning with a fire in your belly. How would you like to be remembered? What example do you want to set for future generations — one of a life full of passion, following dreams, and having meaningful adventures or one of regrets?


It’s Time to Look Forward

Times have been tough around the world and challenges are seemingly never-ending. But the time has come to step back for a moment —and then look forward to crafting your Bucket List, adding it to the many lists from around the world to be featured in BUCKETFEST 360°, the next “for good” production by 360° Nation Studios. Our inaugural “for good” production— HOPEFEST 360° attracted over 30,000 YouTube views across 100+ countries.

Create Your Legacy —by Sharing Your Bucket

All we need is a video (target 3 minutes or less) featuring YOU sharing your answer to the following question: What’s on Your Bucket List and Why?

Perhaps it’s changed over the past year given global events? – include that in your message if you wish. Your list can be as near-term or as far down the road as you wish — “before the day, the week, the month, the year, my life, is over —I want to …” Or perhaps your list is more of a “wish list” for humanity. In either case, here’s your opportunity to join our global community as together, we reimagine the possibilities. And please remember, everything we do is done “for good” vs for-profit, as we’re driven solely by our mission to rediscover humanity at its very best.


IMPORTANT: NEXT STEPS: Send your video directly to us via [email protected] OR free via no later than June 30th. Please include your Name & Country in the Message box. Videos will be sequenced in the order received within our final production, so don’t delay! No promotional content please (including promotional backgrounds) and no name overlays (we will add your name & location).

Don’t stop there. Anyone & everyone is welcome. Please share this Article/Invite your friends, family & business colleagues so they too can submit their List. Children of all ages are invited to submit their “wish list”. And please remember, all of our productions are “for good” vs. for-profit, with zero advertising and free access to each event so let’s work together to bring together as many voices as possible!

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Dennis Pitocco
Dennis Pitocco
DENNIS is the Founder & Chief ReImaginator of 360° Nation, encompassing a wide range of multimedia enterprises, including BizCatalyst 360° —the award-winning global media digest; 360° Nation Studios —dedicated to reaching across the world in an effort to capture, produce, and deliver positive, uplifting messages via blockbuster global events, and; GoodWorks 360° —a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on providing mission-critical advisory services to nonprofits worldwide. Collaborating with his Chief Inspiration Officer (and wife), Ali, everything they do is "for-good" vs. "for-profit". Their mission over the past decade-plus has been to rediscover humanity at its best, influencing and showcasing it every step of the way. Together, they do their very best to figure out what the world is trying to be —then using all their resources to help it to be better every day in every way. They understand and embrace the notion that it’s not about me or you; it’s about caring for the people we serve and more responsibly stewarding the precious resources in our care. And they believe it’s about showing up, being present, and intentionally giving our invaluable gifts of time, talent, and treasure "for good". Dennis is a contributing author to the Best-Selling Books ♦ Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational ChangeJourney Well, You Are More Than EnoughThe Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind, and Body.

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  1. Hi Dennis. When I first was notified of this post I had thought that the requested response was a comment. Now I see that there’s more to it than that. As someone that spiritually aspires to die while he’s alive, I don’t really have a bucket list video in me. I hope you’re not disappointed, as this looks like an awesomely positive project that you’ve initiated, but I at least wanted to “complete” the conversation and leave a comment. I hope to participate in the next one though. Thank you!

  2. This is as wonderful as everything you do, Dennis! Thank you for inviting me. I’ll have to really think about it, because I noticed a few years ago that I don’t have a real bucket list. The TED talk you posted totally resonates with me, my projects for the future are totally internal… Will see if I can put a couple of sensible words in a row…

    • You may be surprised to learn that many have told us the same – no bucket list – but that this has inspired them to step back a consider what kind of legacy they may wish to leave, my friend. So as you craft your words, remember that a “bucket list” can be whatever you wish it to be as defined by you… We hope you’ll join us. AND we hope you’ll send us more of your amazing music to include…

  3. Wow, Dennis, such a powerful invitation to take full ownership of where we are today, and where we want to be tomorrow. I am already sailing away from the safe harbour, as M Twain put it, but put like that, I am still not quite sure which islands I want to reach. I know my WHY, is the HOW then the bucket list?
    I will need to give my video some thought and I couldn’t forget the deadline date because it’s my birthday 🙂 If publishing one’s bucketlist is not a commitment, then I don’t know what is 🙂 Love this invitation, thank you Dennis.

  4. Hi Dennis,
    What a great idea, thank you for challenging me/us to go even deeper… This one has me really reflecting, re-searching, re-imagining, re-creating my thoughts – my heart – my life yet again. You’re a Master of this type of inspiration you know? I hope. Interesting that today is the day, representing my blessed sixth double digit age birthday. Hmmm I guess you knew that somehow. ) I can’t count the number of times my bucket list has changed during the past 66 years, maybe 66 or even more. It constantly changes with each shift, each new awakening, each event which shapes the course of the unknown amount of time we are graced to have left.. if any or much at all. Only God knows that of course. So yes! I will do this and not a more perfect time than now. I’ll have it to you soon! Thank you Dennis, grateful as always my friend.

    • Thank you for such kind words and wonderful sentiment surrounding our next “for good” production, Char… Glad we’ve inspired your thinking here and can’t wait to see your video, my friend!

  5. Thanks, Dennis.
    Will do. I’m not a bucketlister. That approach has always felt like it limits my wondering (or may wandering), and I’ll be happy to contribute.
    When I hear the term, I always flash on Jimmy Durante in the beginning of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” As he dies, he spasms and, of course, kicks a bucket among the rocks.
    I’ve got the deadline on my list (Get it?)

    • And you are in good company Mac, as many folks are not bucketlisters, but rather folks that simply are focused on doing more and doing better whenever. … look forward to your video, my friend!

  6. What an amazing article! We should continue filling our bucket through our lives, non stop. We ask often about other’s dreams when they were children. Let’s ask them about their dreams and goals today. It’s never too late to follow our dreams and passions. And let’s leave a legacy – let’s inspire others, let’s make a difference in their lives. This is for sure my dream. Thanks for sharing, Dennis!

    • Amen to ALL of your sentiment here, Sylwia … Indeed, “It’s never too late to follow our dreams and passions” … We hope you will share your wisdom in a video for this “for good” production!

    • I agree Sylwia. We should continue filling our bucket through our lives, non stop and I am. Wonderful wonderful post Dennis and great idea! My first insight was that BECAUSE people are creating this video they are putting it out there! And you know what the Universe will do! 😉 Manifest it! So hopefully 30.000 people desires will come true because of this. And in any case many many uplifting vibes will be send in the cosmos! Already, as in now!

  7. Hello Dennis,
    Fabulous way to forge forward. With the calamity in the world I’m sure many are scattering about changing the entire bucket list altogether. It is a great way to see what and if priorities change
    I think many see the list as a bunch of dreams and possibilities. Have they remained or changed completely. Have they been put to rest or altered dramatically. Are people settling, hoping, and still believing?
    For me, I have a little different perspective as to not having a bucket really. I try to live each day as it was my last and to always be prepared to go and meet my maker. At the start of the day my bucket is empty, at the end of the day I see what I put into it, give thanks and toss it out, ready to fill for the next day. I still have dreams and if there are things I want to do, I work hard to achieve them. I believe in the Universe knowing before me that what I was meant to do and it will happen if it is meant to be. My practice has helped me contain any need for wants and more gratitude for the needs that I have covered. Gratitude has helped me see what I have and be thankful for that. I cannot chase but do accept what I can control in the present moment. It’s just easier for me this way. Anyway this will be in my submission too. More on that later🙏
    I’m excited to be a participant here and a helper. This is pretty exciting and the many voices will make this a very hopeful and positive advocate in the hearts ability to find joy in dreams and wishes. To keep them alive allows happiness to prosper.
    To Live each day like it’s your last and knowing your dreams are alive, to me, seems like the best way to exit regardless. If I think it, I will believe it, weather I do it or not physically, doesn’t mean I didn’t do it at all. My happy believing mind was already there.
    Thank you for yet another amazing production that will continue help our human family 🙏

    • Love your perspective here, Paula; I try to live each day as it was my last and to always be prepared to go and meet my maker.” as the world would no doubt be a better place if we all embraced this approach. … Your presence within this next “for good” production is truly a present, my friend!

  8. Great idea and questions to ask ourselves. My ‘bucket list’ (did not the name until they released the film with that expression!) has changed over the years. I must say I am very fortunate and grateful to have already achieved many things on my list. However, I’ll try to make a video. Looking forward to everyone’s bucket list!

  9. Hello Dennis, This is amazing idea! I shall prepare a video and send it in time for the deadline (sorry about the pun!). Yes, ‘kick the bucket’ is an old, well-used phrase. Although I guess I am ‘of a certain age, I can’t really think about requiring a bucket just yet! Cloud cuckoo land perhaps!. I have often joked (really joked!) about wishing to be cremated and my ashes spread over the Atlantic Ocean via one of Her Majesty’s Navy Frigates. Preferably accompanied by Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man. Not that I could play a tambourine, but occasionally strum a guitar – which tends to coincide with folk shutting their windows.
    Great idea, Dennis.