Mike Clifford Posted February 14, 2010 Report Share Posted February 14, 2010 Over the years, we've seen hundreds of threads on various fishing websites flaming the people we see among our rivers and streams fishing next to the infamous "bucket". Who hasn't gotten a little closer, just to get a look into the bucket and to ask "Any luck?" Sometimes the implausible becomes evident....the owner of a particular bucket is looking forward to spilling it's contents back at home for a little "filet of short smallmouth". Yes, it happens. We've even seen people argue about the merits and methods of continuing the discussion with an obvious poacher. Including the usual talk of kicking the bucket, physical contact and whipping out the cell to report the infraction....all while hoping we see somebody dragged off to jail. For the purposes of this discussion, we're going to ask a simple question of you, the reader. "What's In Your Bucket?" What if you were to make a list and stick it in a bucket we look into each and every day? If somebody was to come up to you and ask to take a peek in, what would they see in your bucket? What's a Bucket List? If you haven't heard about the bucket list, it is a wish list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life-experiences you desire to experience before you die. The term is inspired by the movie The Bucket List (2007) about two terminally ill men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) who set off to achieve a list of things they want to do before they die. Why Create a Bucket List? Why have a bucket list? If you don't live your days by personal goals and plans, chances are you spend most of your time caught up in a flurry of day-to-day activities. Ever feel your days are passing by without any tangible output to speak of? What were your accomplishments in the past 3 months? What are your upcoming goals for the next 3 months? Look at the things you did and the things you're planning to do next – Do they mean anything to you if you are to die today? Having a bucket list reminds you of what's really important so you can act on them. Starting modestly with just this year, do you intend to: Change the World? Write a Book? Fish More? Share the Outdoors With Your Kids More Often? Work Harder Towards Conservation? So, for starters in what I hope becomes a long (and civil) thread- What's In Your Bucket? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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