10 Most Popular Life Goals

If I were to ask you what your number one goal is right now, maybe in different order but I bet it would be in this list:

1. I want to start a business/make money doing something I love/freelance
2. I want to be healthier
3. I want to travel
4. I want to do something positive for the world/volunteer
5. Write a book
6. Get married
7. Get my Dream Job
8. Buy my dream home
9. Save for retirement
10. Get a college education

This is a pretty ambitious list of things to want to do. Do you see yourself here? And if so, what have you been doing to try and achieve one or more of these?

Dreaming and doing are two different things. If you’ve been dreaming of a goal for weeks, months or even years now, here are some simple ways to make 5 of these goals come true.

Life Dream #1: I want to start a business/freelance

Starting a business has never been easier. It doesn’t take a lot of time. It doesn’t take a lot of money. And it no longer takes a lot of resources. If you have a laptop and Internet connection, you can set up a portable business from just about anywhere.

The problem with setting up a new business is overwhelm. If you’ve been thinking about starting up your own business for a while now, what’s holding you back? Chances are it’s the complexity of your goals. Instead of saying “I’m starting up a business”, change it to something more manageable, such as “I’m printing up business cards today”. All of a sudden you can quickly see your goals fall into place, just by shrinking up the requirements you think about every day.

Let’s face it, we all get sick of “life” on occasion. But if you find yourself sick of your day job every single day, it may be time to re-evaluate what makes you happy.

If you are one of the people that exists at work because you don’t know what else to do, and a “big idea” has never hit your consciousness, it may be time to focus in on what will make you happy … right now.

Looking for one great idea puts too high of expectations on your lifestyle. Instead, simplify it and look at what you enjoy today and what you can see yourself doing right now. Focus in on the present, not what is feasible a decade or more into the future. By turning to who you are today and what’s possible with your knowledge right now, its easier to focus in on things that are possible.

Life is full of opportunity. You just have to focus on what’s possible right now in the present.

Life Dream #2: I want to be healthier

Why doesn’t a diet work? Because you’re not going to the root of the problem. Ask anyone on a diet how they are doing, and you’ll start hearing a list of “I can’ts”. I can’t have this. I can’t do that. A brain on “can’t” will never make it.

When I decided to lose weight, I never once thought of all the things I couldn’t eat. Instead, I focused on the delicious foods I got to eat. When I reduced the amount of sugar I take into almost nothing, I never looked at sweets longingly. Instead, I chose to eat things I knew were healthy and made me feel better both inside and out.

In order to be healthier, you have to learn to turn your can’ts into cans. Commit to something you believe in – becoming vegetarian for instance – and do everything you can to turn that into a lifestyle. Buy a healthy eating cookbook and pick out one recipe for every day of the week. Add those ingredients to your shopping list, and make the time to incorporate them into your meal planning.

Life Dream #3: I want to travel

What does travel mean to you? Do you like to get away for the weekend? Or does around the world travel, 365 days of the year fit more into your plans?

One of the best ways I’ve found to get more out of my travel bucks is to rent apartments and homes instead of staying in a hotel.  We packed picnics when we went sightseeing for the day, and only rarely took in fancy restaurants. I guarantee we saved hundreds of dollars this way (and it’s healthier too) – which meant we could easily boost our travel time to six weeks on the savings. HomeAway and Airbnb are two great resources for you to find cute vacation rentals right in the heart of everything.

Life Dream #4:  I want to do something for the world/volunteer

 

Sometimes a change of scenery is all you need to make you look at the world a little differently. Why not volunteer? You can take the traditional road and volunteer for something right in your own community, like Habitat for Humanity. Or combine your volunteering with a travel opportunity with organizations like Heifer International.

Volunteering can quickly set you up for finding a passion in your life. From there you may decide to help others set up their own life’s purpose with places like Kiva. Or fund your own ideas with a place like Kickstarter.

Life Dream #5: I want to write a book

In order to write a 50,000 word book in 30 days, you’ll have to write 1,667 words per day. Sound like a daunting task? Stretch it out into a three month or six month process, and the numbers drop to 556 or 278 words per day respectively.

The problem isn’t in creating the book; its usually in finding the time to do it. When you look at it in a slightly different format – I’ll write my book in six months – it gives you a new perspective. If you normally get up at 7 in the mornings, get up at 6 and dedicate that hour to writing your 278 words. While the first few days might be extremely difficult to get your 278 words out, by the time you’re several weeks into the project, 278 words will fall out in a few minutes time.

You can also dedicate time to your newfound craft to make things easier. There are many writing and self-publishing groups online and in your local area. Consider joining a group like National Novel Writing Month to keep you on track with your writing. Or read one of the many books on publishing your own book – try APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How To Publish a Book

Have specific issues going on in your life right now that you want to change? Don’t go at it alone. Sometimes an outside perspective can help you see things in an “a-ha” way. Being able to see things in a new light, and change your approach can truly put you on an entirely new path.

Do you see yourself in any of the above? Quit dreaming about it and just do it… IT’S NOW OR NEVER!

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8 Comments

Asen

May 3, 2017 at 6:06 am

Hello there,

Throughout your article, you’ve been abe to summarize the most popular dreams/goals that one can have.
It is true that today starting a business could be very easy if one knows what is doing.
Me personally, I am more eager on the traveling part.
I just love to travel and that is why I’d start my own business- to have the financial opportunity to travel.
What about you?

    Ana

    May 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you for your interest Asen! I’m with you, I love traveling! I’ve found this amazing opportunity (click here) that allows me to pursue my passion while earning an income, so far, I’ve been to 21 countries and counting!

    Keep an eye on this site, as I will be posting tips about traveling and ways to create your business online!

    Blessings and Aloha!

jessie palaypay

May 3, 2017 at 6:36 am

These are definitely goals of many people. Unfortunately, a lot of people can’t do these things because they feel trapped in life including a job that prevents them from spending their time doing charity or traveling.

What is one thing you could tell people who want to do these things but don’t want to give up their livelihood? How can they take care of their life before they can do these awesome things?

Jessie

    Ana

    May 3, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you for your comment Jessie! I know what you mean, I’ve been there! After a lot of research and hundreds of dollars spent on different so called “opportunities”, I got to find out about this program (click here) where you can learn and apply everything you need to know to create your own business online, even if you’re not tech savvy (like me), but the best part is that you can use it for free for as long as you want!, it’s really amazing, at first I couldn’t believe it was free, but I checked it out since I didn’t have to invest anything to start with, and to my surprise, it was true! I encourage you to check it out, it has made a huge difference in my life, and that’s how I can do all these things while traveling and still earning an income!

    It has been a blessing and I’d like to share it with anyone who is interested in quitting their jobs and pursuing their passions.

    Let me know if you have any questions, I’ll be more than happy to help you!

    Blessings and Aloha!

Cathy

May 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

Looking at these 10 goals make me realize how much more things I want to achieve in life. At current, I have probably accomplished about 4 out of 10, but my most desired goal is still far from becoming a reality.

But they say, one step at at time and that’s what I am working on diligently every single day. Sometimes, it seems like I will never make it. But I just need to have faith and keep pushing myself forward.

Thanks for reminding me to embrace the power of goals in my life.

    Ana

    May 4, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    You’re most welcome Cathy!

    I also have some goals I haven’t accomplished yet, but the purpose of this site is to give inspiration, encouragement and ways to achieve our dreams in life.

    Would you mind sharing what is that goal that seem far away? You never know, I might be able to help, and if not, at least I can pray about it, I also have experienced that when we say it aloud (or in this case, write about it), it makes it closer and more into reality. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing it in the site, you could always send me a private email to support@achieveyourlifedreams.com

    Thank you for being part of this site, and welcome to the journey towards achieving our goals!

Norman

May 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

There are so many people in life that are dreamers, in fact, we all are dreamers and we all have things in life that we want to do, and the thing is if we really work towards those goals we can do it. Many are living their dreams because they fulfilled their goals by working towards them. All it takes is believing in yourself and taking action and you will be fulfilling those goals.

    Ana

    May 4, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    You’re absolutely right Norman!

    Blessings and Aloha!

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