Over half of the UK has a â€˜bucket-listâ€™ of lifelong goals, whether itâ€™s to row across the ocean or simply learn how to cook dinner for two without setting the kitchen on fire, but chasing them isnâ€™t always so easy. Â To better understand what powers the people of the UK to pursue their dreams, Duracell carried out a nationwide survey – discovering that only 4% of Brits have achieved their bucket-list goals.
Here are some other interesting findings from our nationwide survey on lifelong goals and bucket lists:
- 98% of people find it difficult to pursue and achieve their goals
- Money (71%), time (44%) and motivation (19%) are cited as the biggest factors that prevent people pursuing their bucket list of goals
- It would appear that financial pressures affect women more than men, with almost Â¾ of women stating it as a reason for not chasing their lifelong goals as opposed to just over half of men questioned
Â The nationâ€™s top 10 lifelong goals are ranked as follows:
- World Travel (30%)
- Live in a different country (12%)
- Learn another language (11%)
- Start their own business (10%)
- Take part in an adrenalin sport (8%)
- Run a marathon, duathlon or triathlon (6%)
- Learn to play a musical instrument (4%)
- Be an extra in a film (3%)
- Become famous (3%)
- Drive a race car (2%)
- Travelling the world is more important to women than settling down and getting married
- The over 45s are more adventurous than their younger counterparts, with 20% saying that they chase their goals in order to seek thrills, almost twice as many as those aged 25 – 34
- Two thirds of Brits say that having more support from friends & family would help them achieve their bucket list of goals.
Besides learning a new language, one of my life long goals was to be able to Ski or Snowboard, take a trip to the South of France and enjoy thrilling experience; this is why I will be heading to my local snow-dome for a crash course on how to snowboard, Stay tuned.