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The Most Important Life Goals

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This list of the most important life goals is a summary of the personal qualities that most people would include on a life goals list. These are some good life goals to strive towards and maybe some life objectives that you don't find as relevant as other, more necessary life goals. Whatever your objective in life may be, this bucket list should help give some examples of good life goals.

Whether you're making a list of goals to redirect your life or perhaps to correct it, this list is here to help you decide what the most important goals in life should be for you. Whether you think having close relationships is the most important, or you've decided that fiscal responsibility is top priority, there are dozens of life objectives to use in deciding what you should be striving for.

What are the most important life goals? What personal goals should I set? What are the best goals for a life goals list? This list of the most relevant life goals is here as a jumping off point to compile your own life goals list. It's by no means a complete list of every necessary life goal, so if something is missing that is important when seeking to lead a happy and fulfilling life, make sure to add it so others can regard it in their list of life goals.

For some perspective on others who have looked to set good life objectives for themselves, check out notable quotes about attitude to get a positive attitude check.

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    Enjoying Life is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Enjoying Life Being playful, carefree, lighthearted, enjoying life; being spontaneous; exploring, being adventurous; having an exciting, stimulating life; to live for today; devoting time to amusements, recreation, entertainment, hobbies

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    Being Healthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Being Healthy Being physically active; being physically fit; being physically healthy, e.g., maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious foods; to be physically able to do my daily/routine activities; having athletic ability

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    Being Happy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Happy Being happy and content; feeling satisfied with one's life; feeling good about myself

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    Pursuing Ideals & Passions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Pursuing Ideals & Passions Being really passionate about something; pursuing my ideals

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    Achieving Intellectual Growth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Achieving Intellectual Growth Being intelligent or smart; having intellectual experiences and conversations; getting an education; obtaining an advanced educational degree

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    Having Financial Freedom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Having Financial Freedom Buying things I want; having an easy and comfortable life

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    Having Close Friendships is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Having Close Friendships Being part of a social group; having people to do things with; having close friends; making friends, drawing others near; having others to rely on

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    Achieving Self-Knowledge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Achieving Self-Knowledge Achieving personal growth; knowing myself (to be true to myself, not follow the crowd); to get in tune with my emotions; to accept myself, other people, or things as they are

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    Having Emotional Intimacy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Having Emotional Intimacy Being emotionally intimate (close) with a romantic partner; being in love

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    Caring for Others is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Caring for Others To have empathy for what others are feeling; to listen to others; to make others happy or to please others

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    Fulfilling Personal Morals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Fulfilling Personal Morals Being an ethical person; being honest; being humble; having firm values; being loyal

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    Exploring is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Exploring Being able to take risks; being curious; being unique or different; having flexibility of viewpoint.

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    Being Close to Parents & F... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Close to Parents & Family Living close to my parents, siblings, grandparents; receiving help from my parents, siblings, grandparents; obeying my parents; respecting my elders

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    Doing the Right Thing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Doing the Right Thing

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    Being a Good Family Member is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being a Good Family Member Being a good parent (teaching, transmitting values); being emotionally close to my children; having a stable, secure family life (with my spouse or children, or both); having a good marriage

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    Being Smart & Rational is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Smart & Rational Being logical, rational; being practical, having common sense; to carefully think through decisions; to be alert or attentive

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    Being Respected is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Respected Being respected by others; having other people trust you

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    Being Giving is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Giving Being charitable, helping the needy, helping others; to be selfless; to put others first

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    Having Confidence & Autono... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Having Confidence & Autonomy Being confident and assured; being confident in my own judgment; being in full control of ones life; being self-sufficient, independent; setting and following my own guidelines

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    Having Stability & Safety is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Having Stability & Safety Being conventional or traditional; feeling safe and secure; having stability in life, avoiding change; being taken care of; having a mentor, someone to guide me

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    Having Money & Wealth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Having Money & Wealth Achieving lifetime financial security; being able to meet my financial needs; making a lot of money; having enough money to leave for my descendants; providing for ones family

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    Being Inspiring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Inspiring Inspiring others; teaching others; setting good examples for others

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    Appreciating Beauty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Appreciating Beauty Appreciating fine design; learning and appreciating the arts; being creative (e.g., artistically, scientifically, intellectually); experiencing natural beauty

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    Having Occupational Success is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Having Occupational Success Being successful in my occupation; having a good job; having an occupation; keeping up to date with career-related knowledge; having work I really like

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    Having Sexual Intimacy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Having Sexual Intimacy Being able to attract a sexual partner; having sexual experiences

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    Achieving Wisdom & Serenit... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Achieving Wisdom & Serenity Achieving harmony and oneness (with self and the universe); finding higher meaning in life; having wisdom, a mature understanding of life

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    Avoiding Stress & Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Avoiding Stress & Anxiety Avoiding anxiety; avoiding stress

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    Being Organized & Efficien... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Organized & Efficient Keeping things in order (my desk, office, house, etc.); to keep things manageable; to make plans; to attend to details.; to get things right (accurate, correct); to be efficient, not waste time; to be on time; to do things quickly

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    Fulfilling Social Values is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Fulfilling Social Values Promoting a world at peace; promoting equality; promoting justice and fairness; being committed to a cause (e.g., environment, anti crime, anti drugs)

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    Being Self-Regulated is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Self-Regulated Being disciplined, following my intentions with behavior; to be self controlled; being responsible, dependable

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    Being Interpersonally Effectiv... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Being Interpersonally Effective Be less shy or more assertive; sharing my feelings with others; to communicate or express myself

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    Achieving Mastery & Persev... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Achieving Mastery & Perseverance Accomplishing difficult things, overcoming challenges; overcoming failure; mastering what I set out to do; being ambitious, hard-working; being highly competent

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    Get Plenty of Sleep is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

    added by BostonBruins
    Get Plenty of Sleep If you drive to work tired you might kill an innocent cyclist or pedestrian and their family will not appreciate it.

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    Achieving Religion & Spiri... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Achieving Religion & Spirituality Achieving salvation; maintaining religious faith; pleasing God; practicing religious traditions; growing spiritually; avoiding impure acts

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    To Get Back Up is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    To Get Back Up your going to fail sometimes, get back up

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    Influencing Others is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Influencing Others Controlling others; making decisions for others; to get revenge (get even, get back, etc.); to have others give me what I want

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    Being a Leader is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Being a Leader Being a leader, being in charge; influencing, persuading others; to enforce accountability

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    Avoiding Harm is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Avoiding Harm Avoiding feelings of guilt; avoiding regrets; avoiding physical harm

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    Having Technical Knowledge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Having Technical Knowledge Being able to analyze and synthesize information; being good at working with mechanical objects and technology; understanding how physical objects/systems work

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    Never Go to Jail is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Never Go to Jail

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    Avoiding Conflict is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Avoiding Conflict To avoid conflict with others; to avoid hurting (annoying, upsetting, etc.) others

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    Getting Respect from Others is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Getting Respect from Others

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    Getting Love Form Others is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

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    Getting Love Form Others

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    Avoiding Failure is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Important Life Goals


    Avoiding Failure Avoiding failure; to strive for perfection

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