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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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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
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Having Stability & Safety is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Being Respected is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 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
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
22
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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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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Peace Of Mind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Life Goals
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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