Lifestyle The Most Important Life Goals  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Vote up goals that you think are very important, don't vote on the goals that are only somewhat important, and downvote if they are relatively unimportant. And rank your own version of the list!

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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6,537 643
Enjoying Life is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
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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6,028 724
Being Healthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
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

3
6,458 611
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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4,339 738
Achieving Intellectual Growth is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
4,162 617
Pursuing Ideals & Passions is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
Pursuing Ideals & Passions Being really passionate about something; pursuing my ideals

6
4,712 622
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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3,942 586
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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3,423 503
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

9
3,574 583
Caring for Others is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
2,963 633
Having Emotional Intimacy is listed (or ranked) 10 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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2,570 492
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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2,541 532
Being Close to Parents & F... is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
2,812 496
Doing the Right Thing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
JesseGraham added Doing the Right Thing

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2,536 410
Being a Good Family Member is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
2,788 498
Exploring is listed (or ranked) 15 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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2,397 514
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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2,116 305
Having Confidence & Autono... is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
2,442 442
Being Respected is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
Being Respected Being respected by others; having other people trust you

19
2,254 354
Having Stability & Safety is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
2,116 405
Being Giving is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
Being Giving Being charitable, helping the needy, helping others; to be selfless; to put others first

21
1,885 527
Having Occupational Success is listed (or ranked) 21 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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1,730 426
Appreciating Beauty is listed (or ranked) 22 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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1,826 750
Having Money & Wealth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
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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2,186 267
Peace Of Mind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Life Goals

25
1,971 493
Being Inspiring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
Being Inspiring Inspiring others; teaching others; setting good examples for others