Do you want a motivating list of goals, that consists of things you know you can actually achieve in the near future? Well, in this post I’ve rounded up 100 life goals which are a little bit more realistic than the usual lists.
I’m a huge advocate for setting smaller, achievable goals and writing them into lists.
It’s an awesome feeling when you can tick things off and it gives you even further incentive to do more.
These 100 life goals are for the every-day person, rather than the person who wants to become a CEO or earn a million quid.
They are for people, like me, who wish to enjoy life a bit more and learn some new things, knowing that they don’t have a spare few thousand pounds to spend on a world trip and would rather set goals they can stick to.
Hopefully you find something among these 100 life goals that will give you a little spark of inspiration.
How to stick to your goals
Sticking to your goals is the hardest part. It’s easy setting them but actually following through can be tough.
One thing I like to do when I have a goal in mind, is to come up with an action plan.
I break down all the components of how I’m going to make it happen, think about all the possible barriers and think of solutions to those. I then work out a date/place/time I’m going to be working on my goal.
Let’s take this blog for example.
Last year I wanted to get accepted into an ad network that required me to have double the amount of the visitors I was getting at the time.
I needed to a) work out exactly how I was going to make it happen b) think of the possible barriers I would face and c) work out when I’m going to work on my goal.
This led me to figure out that a) I would need to learn more about effectively building traffic, write a lot more content and build a better marketing strategy. b) That I might end up compromising quality of content to create a larger quantity of it, but my solution was to write a few shorter but good quality posts to fill my content calendar c) that I would work on it during my twins’ 2 hour nap window and every evening for a few hours.
It took me one month to achieve this goal because I had a proper plan in place.
You can do the same with any goals. Think of how you can achieve them, think of barriers and solutions and then set a date and time.
FREE Goal Planner
Because I’m such a fan of writing things down and I’m a sucker for a printable, I thought I would make a goal planner that you could print off at home.
The goal planner let’s you write down a list of 5 goals at a time, so you can break it down and make it more manageable.
It also has a section for writing down your goal action plan, as well as listing any barriers you may face and any solutions you can think of.
The planner is available in both A4 and A5 sizes in a PDF format so you can print them smaller for your journal if you wish.
How to download your goal planner:
- Use the form below to subscribe and download the planner.
- Unzip the folder.
- Print all pages of the correct sized PDF file, which is available in both A4 and A5 format.
- Fill them in and reference them whenever you need!
- Repeat when you have completed all 5 of your goals.
100 life goals
- Set up a savings account and save your first £100
- Pay off a debt
- Create a budget and stick to it for 3 months
- Improve your credit score
- Get life insurance
- Start putting into a pension
- Set a regular monthly date to see your friends
- Let go of toxic and one-sided relationships
- Surprise your partner
- Do something nice for a friend
- Make a new friend
- Do something different for a date
- Buy someone flowers
- Take a family photo
- Cook a nice dinner for your family
- Have a day out somewhere new
- Make a photo album
- Host a family get-together
- Visit distant family
- Trace your family tree
- Learn one new skill
- Improve an old skill
- Practise self care once a week
- Swap some of your disposables for reusable’s
- Up your recycling game
- Do something kind for a stranger
- Watch less TV
- Create your own recipe
- Drink more water
- Have a whole day of rest
- Learn to appreciate your body
- Start learning a new language
- Read a book that will teach you something
- Plant a tree
- Learn a new craft
- Do some volunteer work at a senior care center like http://www.chelseaseniorliving.com/locations/new-jersey/bridgewater/
- Give a charitable donation
- Raise money for a charity
- Memorise a few impressive facts
- Learn to meditate
- Make a list of things you’re grateful for
- Start a journal
- Reorganise your cupboards
- Do a deep clean
- Donate unwanted items to charity
- Create a meal plan
- Give one room a makeover
- Change one bad health habit
- Get an hour more of fresh air a week
- Eat more vegetables in your diet
- Walk 10,000 steps a day
- Complete a 30 day workout challenge
- Swap your favourite takeaway for a home-made version
- Do couch-5k
- Improve your posture
- Go vegan for a month
- Grow your own food
- Go alcohol free for a month
- Get a qualification in something within your industry
- Ask for a pay rise
- Become an expert in something
- Turn a hobby into a career
- Make some passive income
- Start a business
- Sell your first product or service
- Have something published
- Complete a course
Fun & Self-Care
- Do something you enjoyed as a child (jumping in muddy puddles, playing with lego etc.)
- Book an experience day
- Throw a themed dinner party
- Go to the beach
- Take a class in something creative
- Attend the theatre
- Wear something daring and different
- Learn to cook a complicated dish
- Start a YouTube channel
- Learn a dance routine
- Learn how to take better photos
- Write a short story
- Be in a live TV audience
- Visit an art gallery
- Go to a museum
- Find your place for reflection
- Get a tattoo or piercing
- Fly on a plane
- Go to a gig
- Watch a live sports game
- Learn to play a new instrument
- Write a song
World & Travel
- See more of your own country
- Travel somewhere solo
- Go abroad
- Be a tourist in your own city
- Go on a long road trip
- Visit a castle
- Watch the sunset with a picnic
- Hike to the top of a mountain
- Swim in the sea
- Watch the sunrise on a summers day
- Visit a famous landmark
- Send a postcard
- Unfollow social media accounts that make you feel like shit
- Unplug for one whole day a month
- Meet up with friends you’ve met online (somewhere public of course)
- Start a blog
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