Setting personal goals in life is essential for a practical, hassle free life. Here are a few examples of general personal goals that can be prioritized and achieved by individuals.

Examples Of Personal Goals In Life

Our desires and wants are limitless and there is nothing wrong with having these wishes unless we have not structured pre-defined goals that help us attain these endless dreams and desires. It is important to understand the inner requirement and balance it with what is required from us in life, to have a fulfilling survival. There are different areas and different personal goals that vary from one person to another. Without a set of defined goals to achieve, life would practically float into the mysteries of the unknown. Goals have to be set if you want to be propelled into a world of success and achievement. Fulfilling, and even working towards, these goals can also make you a more well-defined personality and will also get you to discover different, novel aspects about yourself. A definite, positive set of long-term and short-term goals, will help you develop as a person and will also benefit others, whether it be your parents, spouse or your boss at work. The trick here is not to jot down a set of unrealistic objectives in life, but to be able to realistically strike a balance between professional and personal development. After all, we all want to be successful on the work front, at home, with children and/or with parents. It all depends on the personal goals you set and how you work towards them. Here are a few examples to get you started.
Examples Of Personal Goals 

Health Goals
Taking care of your health should be of utmost importance on your list, because with poor or failing health, you will be in no condition to work towards or achieve those all-important goals. Don’t just leave your health goals for your New Year resolutions when you can work on them now. It is necessary to pen down a few goals that will help you in the short and long run, in terms of a healthy and long life.

  • I will lose X kg by the end of this year’ or ‘I will put on weight by X kg by the end of the next month.
  • I will take care of my family’s wellbeing and visit a family doctor once every year for general, health checkups.
  • I will not binge unnecessarily on junk food and restrict it to once a week.
  • I will include green, leafy vegetables as an important part of my diet every day of my life and will strive to drink more than 8 glasses of water.
  • I will exercise regularly or indulge in minimum one activity that will keep me busy through the week. (Sports, Swimming, yoga, dancing, jogging, etc)
  • I will donate blood once every six months, for the benefit of others and my inner self.
  • I will make sure I have a balanced diet during all meal times.
Career Goals
In today’s world, a person’s success at work largely depends on the personal goals set by them to achieve short term and long term targets in a corporate setting. It is absolutely imperative to set boundaries and define goals that help achieve laurels and accelerate growth at work. These will not only help you set priorities but will also aid you in personal and professional development. 

Short Term Goals

  • I will complete all my work and achieve all targets within the postulated period given today.
  • I will utilize all the knowledge I have and use it, to the best of my abilities, for achieving all targets, keeping in mind the quality and the quantity of work.
  • I will maintain a professional, platonic relationship with my peers at work, and will strive to stand an achiever in the eyes of my manager/boss.
  • I will be disciplined at work and will ensure that no uncivilized behavior is displayed.
Long Term Goals
  • I will abide by the norms and regulations of the company and prove to be a responsible employee.
  • I will strive to upgrade my position and earn a promotion in a few years from now.
  • I will prove to be a good role model to my juniors and peers.
  • I will develop my communication skills, take more responsibility and be more committed towards my work.
  • I will be patient and reach the top most position in the management hierarchy in X years. 
Domestic Goals
Apart from professional goals, household goals are equally important as they cater to family, siblings, children and spouse or, in short, to the wellbeing of the brick and mortar called House!
  • I will respect each and every member of the family and live in harmony with them, honoring their views, opinions and needs.
  • I will prove to be the perfect spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend to my partner and will stand by him or her through obstacles and cheerful times.
  • I will be a committed and a doting father/mother to my children and provide for, and care for them for the rest of my life.
  • I will take care of my parents and my in-laws with great respect and I will stand by them in all stages of their lives.
  • I will take care of my pet and treat it fairly like any other member of the family, and will regularly take him/her for medical visits.
  • I will keep my house standing tall and do whatever it takes to protect my family and my home from harm.  

Communal Goals
Man, being a social animal, needs to be accepted and acknowledged by society, and hence, it is compulsory to write down a few goals in conjunction with society and its norms.

  • I will live an ethical life, and will not indulge in thievery, gambling, physical assaults, extortions, vandalism and rape.
  • I will comply and be socially amicable with neighbors, friends and other sections of the society.
  • I will not racially or politically discriminate against anybody.
  • I will abide by all moral rules and will not act dishonorably in the eyes of the society. 

Self-Development Goals
Personal development goals are all about you and your individual needs. You may have a few developmental desires and these will fall under this category.

  • I will learn a new language by the end of this year.
  • I will look for new ways to keep my personal relationship alive in terms of excitement and passion.
  • I will be more adventurous this year and participate in one adrenaline sport such as cliff-diving, free fall or scuba diving.
  • I will read X number of novels by the end of this month.
  • I will visit my place of worship twice every week.
  • I will cook for the family once a week.
These are some goals for your reference. Of course, goals differ from person to person and you have to look at and understand what suits your personal and professional criterion. Setting goals is only the first part of the task and is just a beginning. How you stem from these goals and what you make of them, is what will eventually make you, as an individual. If you want to achieve those dreams, you will have to start by setting a few, primary goals. All the best!

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