In a recent list complied following a study commissioned by outdoor clothing company Helly Hansen of 2,000 adults, more than one third of people surveyed complained that they did not have enough time to achieve their ambitions, while 20 per cent were worried about injuries.
More than a quarter also did not believe they were fit enough to attempt their ultimate goal and disappointingly a full 12 per cent confessed that had no ambitions at all. Furthermore nearly half also realised that they have to be more adventurous to achieve their ambitions.

A spokesperson from Helly Hansen said, “It is fantastic to see that so many people still have a passion for taking to the outdoors in order to experience new challenges but it is a real shame to see that some may not achieve lifelong ambitions because of a lack of faith in their own ability. We are only too aware of the positive mental effects and increased confidence associated with physical activity in an outdoor environment.  To do the things you want to achieve setting yourself a yearly goal can be a great motivator, whether your goal is to run a marathon, climb a mountain or simply improve your general health and well-being.”

Seeing the seven wonders of the world, going on safari in Africa and swimming with dolphins are among the list of 50 things the average person wants to do before they die.  Very sadly researchers have found that most adults will only ever fullfil five of their lifelong ambitions and many feel they do not have enough time to tick off the experiences, while others admit to not being fit or adventurous enough or being too afraid of getting hurt.

1. Become a millionaire
2. Travel the world
3. See the Northern Lights
4. Trek the Great Wall of China
5. Be mortgage free
6. Go to the Inca Trail
7. See all seven wonders of the world
8. Visit the Egyptian Pyramids
9. Invent something that changes lives
10. Visit Antarctica
11. Go to the orient express
12. Go on an African Safari
13. See the Taj Mahal
14. Learn to play the piano / guitar / drums
15. Stay a night at the world’s best hotel16. Build your own house
17. Drive Route 66 in the US
18. Go to Lapland
19. Swim with dolphins / sharks
20. Emigrate
21. Learn to speak another language
22. Own an island
23. Dine at a Michelin star restaurant
24. Write a novel
26. Live and work abroad
27. Hot air balloon ride
28. Fly a plane
29. Travel New Zealand in a Winnebago
30. Start and run your dream business
31. Ride a Segway
32. Go to Disneyworld
33. Gamble in Las Vegas34. Act as an extra in a Hollywood film
35. Dedicate time to volunteering
36. Try out an F1 car
37. Learn to fly a plane or helicopter
38. Have a family
39. Be an extra in a movie
40. Climb a mountain like Everest
41. Buy a yacht
42. Meet your idol / favourite celebrity
43. Run a marathon
44. Watch a World Cup final
45. Meet the Queen
46. Learn to surf
47. Go to Harry Potter World in Florida
48. Abseil down a mountain
49. Do an army assault course
50. Deep sea dive

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