101 Excellent Examples of Life Goals

Many people have some sort of a bucket list. They often contain “pie-in-the-sky” ideas. You know, by definition, a bucket list is meant to be the things you’d “like” to do before you die. Kind of morbid when you think about it that way.

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Instead of feeling like these things might happen at some point in your life, why not make a list of life goals and focus on making them happen.

Some examples of life goals are meant to be lifestyle changes. Others are meant to be shorter events or achievements like completing a marathon.

If a marathon, or any of these goals is not your thing, cross it out and add one of your own. Your goals are YOURS and belong to no one else. Use this list to get you started and see where it takes you.

101 Examples of Life Goals

Life goals help you stay accountable. This accountability is to yourself and no one else. Think of them as a secret pact you make with yourself. Choosing to share them is entirely up to you.

Life Goals – Self Care

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Practice daily affirmations
  3. Make your bed daily
  4. Keep a gratitude journal
  5. Develop a morning routine
  6. Meditate daily
  7. No screen time after 9pm
  8. Take bubble baths
  9. Get enough sleep
  10. Accept your body
  11. Learn to set boundaries

Life Goals – Personal Development

  1. Define your core values
  2. Write a book
  3. Attend seminars/webinars
  4. Find a favorite podcast
  5. Learn a new language
  6. Find a mentor
  7. Take a self defense course
  8. Develop your spirituality
  9. Write your life purpose
  10. Be a mentor to someone

Life Goals – Home/Lifestyle

  1. Own a home
  2. Hire a house cleaner
  3. Experience fine quisine
  4. Own your dream car
  5. Quality over quantity
  6. Own a vacation home or timeshare
  7. Hire a decorator
  8. Work with a personal chef
  9. Declutter your closets
  10. Own a piece of fine art

Life Goals – Finance

  1. Have zero debt
  2. Build a retirement fund
  3. Create an emergency fund
  4. Hire a financial advisor
  5. Develop a budget
  6. Create a will and trust fund
  7. Have a no spending week
  8. Improve your credit score
  9. Cancel memberships you don’t need
  10. Save $10,000

Life Goals – Relationships

  • Find your life partner
  • Cultivate strong friendships
  • Don’t go to bed angry
  • Call instead of texting
  • Go on a romantic vacation
  • Host a dinner party
  • Trace your Family’s ancestry
  • Document your life story
  • Learn to be a good parent
  • Have family traditions

Life Goals – Travel

  • Go on a cruise
  • Visit an island
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Visit at least 10 countries
  • See at least 20 states
  • Climb a famous mountain
  • Visit at least 1 of the 7 wonders
  • Try an all-inclusive vacation
  • Attend a cultural event abroad
  • Try eco-travel

Life Goals – Work

  • Declutter your office
  • Join a networking group
  • Ask for a raise
  • Get a promotion
  • Become your own boss
  • Achieve job satisfaction
  • Be a good employee
  • Cultivate your leadership skills
  • Create a second source of income
  • Develop your passion

Live Goals – Health/Fitness

  • Get annual checkups
  • Eat healthier
  • Try a new workout style
  • Practice Yoga
  • Try therapy
  • Try strength training
  • Join a cycling club
  • Try acupuncture
  • Go on a fitness retreat
  • Maintain your ideal body weight

Live Goals – Creativity

  1. Learn to play an instrument
  2. Take voice lessons
  3. Take art lessons
  4. Build something
  5. Find a new hobby
  6. Keep an art journal
  7. Invent something
  8. Make a photo album every year

Live Goals – Education

  1. Read one book a week
  2. Graduate from college or obtain another degree/certificate
  3. Become an expert in something
  4. Learn a foreign language
  5. Learn to bake
  6. Cultivate a garden
  7. Learn to play chess
  8. Teach a class

Life Goals – Adventure

  • Take a flying lesson
  • Go skydiving
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go zip lining
  • Go on safari
  • Try hang-gliding
  • Take surfing lessons
  • Go on a camping trip
  • Create your own adventure

Life Goals – Philanthropy

  1. Donate to a charity
  2. Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  3. Donate clothing
  4. Volunteer at a shelter
  5. Volunteer in a foreign country
  6. Start a fundraising campaign
  7. Volunteer for Big Brother/Big Sister
  8. Work at a wildlife sanctuary

I hope these examples of life goals helps you get started on your own list. Take your time. Life will change and so will your list, that’s ok! If you want to print them for yourself click here or the graphic below for a printable 2 page copy. Enjoy!

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

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  1. Kelly Short

    I love how you broke down the life goals into different categories! I want to pick one from each category.

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