It seems we are a nation of goal-setters and want to achieve great things, but when it comes to fulfilling these dreams, many believe they will not get around to completing their bucket list.
A survey of 2,000 Brits found that they aren't shy on setting the bar high as the most popular thing to be seen on a bucket list is learning a new language. However, less than 1 in 5 believe they will actually do it in their lifetime.
Many Brits set their sights on slimming down and being healthier as 34% set themselves this goal. However, only a quarter felt they had the belief to do so.
Living in a 21st century world where we are constantly connected and bombarded with life updates from our family and friends on social media sites, we presume we are surrounded by gap-year backpackers and career go-getters; but is this really the case?
The research has revealed that even though we are big dreamers, and set the bar high with our ultimate goals in life, what we actually believe we’ll set our minds to and achieve is significantly lagging.
The major factor holding us back from ticking off everything on our bucket lists seems to be our own self-belief. The driving force behind our productivity and, ultimately, our happiness.
One inspirational person, who went on her own pursuit of happiness, is Christine Meerman-Cooper. As part of the E-Lites ‘Believe You Can’ campaign, she took on the unforgiving terrain of the Alaskan tundra, and trekked for 12 days in sub-zero temperatures to raise money for her Malamute Husky charity. This wasn’t your average arctic adventure; Christine crossed over 100 miles via Alaskan Malamute sled!
So, are we really a nation who likes to simply blow hot air? Christine is advocating for more adventure and projects like the ‘Believe You Can’ scheme, which helps the average Brit achieve their dreams, no matter how small or large they are.