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The Complete List Of Goals – Ideas & Inspiration For Your Goal Setting

Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Keri

So, you’ve decided that you want to set some goals and start making change in your life… but you have no idea where to start. Well, I’ve got you covered! In this blog post, I share my list of goals which has more than 100 ideas that you can steal for yourself.

And to help you get through this list as efficiently as possible, I have broken the goals up into different categories. So, choose the ones that are applicable to you right now and get started!

But, before we get started… I do have a disclaimer.

I DO NOT believe in setting a whole bunch of goals all at once.

The way I like to look at it is, would you rather put your limited time and energy into just one or two goals and get results quickly, or would you rather spread your time and energy out over a whole bunch of goals and limit your results?

This is something I talk about in-depth in this blog post.

Once you have a goal setting strategy you are ready to get started with, this list of goals will help you:

  • get ideas for each area you want to improve
  • will help you make sure you have thought about your goals from every possible angle

So, let’s jump right into the list of goals!

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List of Goals To Set For Yourself

List of professional/career/business goals 

Whether you are trying to decide what career you want to get into, you are looking to advance in your career, you are a business owner, or you are wanting to start your own business…

this list will give you a ton of ideas where you can start!

And feel free to change up the wording to suit your own goal and circumstance.

You will want to be much more specific and add some measurable results to your final goal when you write it down.

  • Define your values
  • Do a career assessment
  • Find a career you are passionate about
  • Get your degree
  • Get promoted
  • Start your own business
  • Find or develop your passion
  • Start a podcast, YouTube channel
  • Build a website/blog for your business
  • Become an authority
  • Create a strong personal brand
  • Write a book
  • Create an additional income source
  • Build a healthier work-life balance
  • Find a mentor
  • Teach or mentor someone
  • Join a group geared to your career or business 
  • Work on a big project
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Communicate effectively with your colleagues and superiors
  • Learn how to problem solve
  • Learn how to better manage your time
  • Delegate three tasks per week to someone else
  • Learn how to better manage your stress
  • Network with more people in your industry
  • Identify your strengths
  • Identify your weaknesses
  • Strengthen your skills

List of personal goals 

These next few lists encompass many different aspects of life.

Again, like the above goal examples, feel free to change up the wording to suit your own goal and circumstance.

Health & Fitness

  • Take care of your health
  • Maintain your ideal body weight
  • Lose ____ lbs/kgs
  • Learn how to cook healthy meals
  • Do the ____ diet for _____ weeks/months, etc.
  • Give up drinking soda
  • Drink 8 cups of water per day
  • Give up drinking alcohol
  • Go for a walk every single day (get some fresh air)
  • Run in a marathon
  • Develop a healthy exercise routine
  • Be consistently fit
  • Get 8 hours of sleep per night

Financial

  • Create a budget
  • Pay off:
    • credit card debt
    • student loans
    • vehicle loans
  • Add $____ to your retirement savings
  • Save $____
  • Increase your credit score to ____
  • Increase your income
  • Buy a house
  • Buy a car
  • Donate $___ to ________(charity)

Time Management

  • Plan out your time
  • Develop a productive morning routine
  • Develop a productive evening routine
  • Implement habit stacks into your day
  • Time block your day
  • Choose a 2-hour time block for your most focused work each day
  • Delegate three tasks per week to someone else
  • Do your biggest task first thing every day

Home

  • Declutter your space
  • Choose one item per day to donate or throw away
  • Spring clean your space
  • Create a cleaning routine
  • Start a garden
  • Improve your space (painting, rearranging your furniture, etc.)
  • Create a rotating meal plan
  • Build reusable shopping lists
  • Do 10 minutes of tidying three times per day
  • Hold a garage sale

Travel

  • Go on a roadtrip
  • Go on a trip
  • Live in another country for 6 weeks
  • Take a staycation

Relationship

  • Touch base with family every Saturday
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Find your life partner
  • Go out on regular date nights
  • Develop your skills to being the best parent you can be
  • Have family night
  • Be a good friend
  • Wish everyone you love a happy birthday
  • Create family traditions
  • Learn your partners love language

List of daily goals 

In this section, I have included some goals that you can implement daily.

These types of goals will have really great ripple effects on your other goals.

If you are following the goal setting strategy that I share in this post, these goal ideas would make up really good secondary goals!

  • Share inspiration with people you love daily
  • Journal daily
  • Practice gratitude daily
  • Meditate daily
  • Learn something new everyday
  • Wake up ___ mins/hours earlier
  • Get 8 hours of sleep per night
  • Drink 8 cups of water per day
  • Practice self-care daily
  • Read ____ pages every day

List of life goals 

These goals didn’t really fit into any particular category, but here they are!

Again, these types of goals will have really great ripple effects on your other goals.

  • Define your values
  • Create a life plan
  • Write your life purpose
  • Evaluate your life regularly
  • Do all the items on your year bucket list
  • Build a healthier work-life balance
  • Get a pet
  • Start a creative hobby
  • Be more creative
  • Try new things regularly
  • Surround yourself with positive people
  • Volunteer at ____
  • Become active in your community

List of goals for personal development

If you are on a journey or personal development or personal growth, you are 100% going to want to read through this list of goal ideas.

Personal development is so incredibly important and can have a massive ripple effect in how you work towards and achieve your other goals and make big change in your life.

A lot of these goals can also make really good secondary goals that will support your focus goal.

  • Journal daily
  • Practice gratitude daily
  • Meditate daily
  • Develop a calm mind
  • Start practicing a healthy morning routine
  • Start practicing a healthy evening routine
  • Read one personal growth book per month
  • Watch a YouTube video or listen to a podcast about personal development
  • Develop your positive attitude
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Let go of the past
  • Practice compassion
  • Practice resilience
  • Improve your problem solving skills
  • Learn how to better manage your time
  • Improve your stress management techniques
  • Create a consistent self-care routine
  • Avoid negative media
  • Be flexible
  • Be proactive
  • Identify your strengths
  • Identify your weaknesses

How To Make A List Of Goals You Want To Do 

So, by now, you probably have so many different ideas…

Where do you get started?

Well, the first important step is to identify a goal setting strategy that you want to follow. I share my method in this blog post.

Once you know how many goals you want to set, it becomes a matter of:

  1. knowing what category or categories you want to focus on
  2. choosing the goals that stand out the most to you
  3. prioritizing them

To do this, I actually recommend using sticky notes!

Then, you write each of your goals onto one sticky note per goal.

Once you have all the goals written down, you can start to prioritize them by moving the stickies around until you find a priority list that you are happy with.

Utilize post it notes to help you prioritize your goals from the list of goals you made!

What are some simple goals I can get started with? 

If you don’t have time right now to work on really big goals, but you still want to start making change in your life, there are definitely a few simple goals that you can get started with!

Here are my top three picks:

  • Define Your Values – This exercise doesn’t have to take a super long time and can really help you establish what your values are, how you might be living out of alignment with them, and will prompt some small changes you can start to make in your life to get back on track.

    I highly recommend doing this exercise BEFORE you start implementing even mini goals. You want to use your simple goals to get you one step closer to your vision.

    And remember, the size of the goal doesn’t matter!

    Progress is progress!
  • Start Implementing Routines (Full day, morning or evening) – You might be surprised by how much impact the habits and consistent action you take every day can lead to big results.

    So, if you want to focus on implementing these simple steps, I would definitely consider starting here too!
  • Journal Daily – The reason I chose this one is because you might be surprised to see what you can learn about yourself through daily journaling.

    Sometimes, things boil up you didn’t even know were there.

    And this information can be really helpful to you when you do have more time to start working on your bigger goals!

Final Thoughts

And that is it!

I really hope this blog post has been valuable to you and you got some awesome ideas for your next goals.

I’d love to hear from you, what goal or goals are you going to focus on first? Share in the comments below!

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