The Most Important Life Goals 

Samantha Dillinger
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Updated February 15, 2020 172.2k votes 18.7k voters 1M views 53 items

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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Being Happy
Being happy and content; feeling satisfied with one's life; feeling good about myself
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
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
Having Financial Freedom
Buying things I want; having an easy and comfortable life
Pursuing Ideals & Passions
Being really passionate about something; pursuing my ideals
Achieving Intellectual Growth
Being intelligent or smart; having intellectual experiences and conversations; getting an education; obtaining an advanced educational degree
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
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
Caring for Others
To have empathy for what others are feeling; to listen to others; to make others happy or to please others
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
Being able to take risks; being curious; being unique or different; having flexibility of viewpoint.
Having Emotional Intimacy
Being emotionally intimate (close) with a romantic partner; being in love
JesseGraham added Doing the Right Thing
Fulfilling Personal Morals
Being an ethical person; being honest; being humble; having firm values; being loyal
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
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
Being Smart & Rational
Being logical, rational; being practical, having common sense; to carefully think through decisions; to be alert or attentive
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
Being Respected
Being respected by others; having other people trust you
Being Giving
Being charitable, helping the needy, helping others; to be selfless; to put others first
Being Inspiring
Inspiring others; teaching others; setting good examples for others
Achieving Wisdom & Serenity
Achieving harmony and oneness (with self and the universe); finding higher meaning in life; having wisdom, a mature understanding of life
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