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41 Attainable Life Goal Examples That You Can Make Happen

We created Life Goals Mag because we wanted a place on the internet where people could share their life goals – and how they achieved them, so we could all feel like our life goals are attainable.

Even for you, if you’re sometimes a bit scattered or even lazy, or don’t know if you’d call yourself ambitious. Even if you’re still in search of what kind of life you want for yourself.

We want to give you life goal examples to show you that you can all achieve amazing goals – on your own terms, at your own pace, and for your own version of success.

You might look at some of the ideas on this goals list and think, “Is this really attainable for me?”

I just want to remind you that there’s nothing that isn’t possible for you to accomplish if you believe in yourself – and continuously show up in commitment to what you want to make happen in your life.

But there’s no destination point that is going to fulfill you. So, don’t chase after empty goals – or believe that achieving these goals are going to suddenly make you happy.

One of the most important things I’ve learned in my personal growth journey is that there is a feeling we’re chasing when we go after these goals in our lives. And we have access to that same feeling right now, in pursuit of our goals.

You want to feel more confident? You want to feel like a millionaire? Show up as the kind of person who has already achieved it, and you’ll be much more likely to bring that into your life.

Don’t forget that life is meant to be lived, and you are loved right now, as you are in this moment. You don’t need to be more, achieve more, or earn more in order to be more loved.

That all said, it’s still a fun challenge to extend ourselves and create amazing things in this life. So, here’s a list of fun goals to go after to live a full and fun life.

Here are 41 life goal examples to inspire you

1. Start a podcast

Have a topic you love chatting about? Make it into a podcast.

Yes, there are a million podcasts out there but not one from your point of view. So, make it a million and one. Someone out there wants to hear your version. Have fun with it!

2. Write a book

Whether it’s a children’s book, a novel, self-improvement, or a memoir, start writing that book!

Not a writer, but have a story to tell? There are countless people who have written a book who are not “writers” and there’s no reason you can’t be one of them. There are editors out there for a reason! 

3. Visit 25 countries

Make that number whatever you want, but make a bucket list of countries to travel to – and start planning one trip at a time.

4. Open up a shop

Isn’t opening a coffee shop on a lot of our bucket lists?

There’s no reason you can’t make this happen if it’s your dream! Or, if a book shop is more your thing, do some research on what areas are the best spots for you to open one! Or make it happen in your hometown.

5. Start a blog

Have a topic you’re passionate about? We’re big fans of starting a blog, because it allows you the opportunity to make money from content creation, passively.

We reach about 1 million people per year and make consistent income every month from these blog posts through ads, course sales, affiliate links, and more. And you can absolutely do the same.

6. Build an online business

Whether it’s a coaching business, a service-based business, or anything in between, if you have a dream to start a business, do it!

7. Run a marathon

Or, if that’s too intense – try for a half marathon. Or, if that’s not enough for you, go wild and do an ultra marathon. 

Some fun, bucket list worthy marathons are the Antarctica Marathon, Lewa Safari Marathon in Northern Kenya, and The North Pole Marathon.

You could also opt for an obstacle race like the Tough Mudder or the Spartan Sprint.

8. Make a film

Whether it’s just for YouTube, or you submit it to film festivals. We live in a world where anyone can create anything – so do it!

Or, start with a TikTok.

9. Travel the world in a car

Whether it’s doing the van life, bus life, or even boat life, there are so many options for alternative living that allows for you to be on the road full time.

If you’re seeking adventure, and want a more affordable living situation, try this out!

10. Learn how to brew your own beer

Or kombucha. Or cold brew. There’s nothing more fun than creating your own concoctions. 

11. Buy a home

This is a pretty typical life goal, but it’s still an impressive thing to be able to buy a house.

Already have a home. Up the ante. The ultimate dream? Buying a vacation home!

12. Learn to cook

Didn’t learn how to make meals growing up? That’s okay! Use TikTok or blogs to guide you in learning how to cook a gourmet meal. Or, if you’re on the basics level, just learn how to chop things properly.

13. Become an ex-pat

Go live in a different country for a while. It’ll help you get a new perspective!

14. Go on a solo trip

Dream of traveling by yourself? Or want to travel, but don’t have anyone to tag along? You can absolutely travel safely on your own.

Here’s a resource for the safest countries to travel solo as a woman.

15. Get a motorbike

Or, a safer option, a Vespa!

16. Visit all the national parks

Yosemite, Arches, Grand Canyon – the United States is filled with gorgeous, must-see national parks to add to that life goals list.

17. Build your dream house

Or buy a fixer-upper and upgrade the heck out of it.

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18. Create a physical product

Is there anything like actually being able to touch something you created? This is definitely a bucket list thing for me! Whether it’s a journal or a candle, make something!

19. Apply to be on a reality show

While you can’t fully control getting accepted for a reality show, there’s nothing stopping you from applying. Bachelor, anyone? Survivor? Love is Blind? Big Brother? Which one would you want to be on?

20. Have an IRA

Start saving for retirement, bestie!

21. Watch all the nominated Oscar movies

I always say I’m going to do this, and never have made the effort. But one of these years, I want to watch all of them.

22. Fly first class

Take it a step further, and make it a goal to ONLY fly first class. Now, that’s a life goal.

23. Create passive income

If you already have a consistent income stream, it might be time to consider some passive options!

You can do this through blogging, creating a course, a digital product, etc.

24. Earn 6 figures

Or shoot, become a self-made millionaire. We wouldn’t dream of limiting you to just six figures.

25. Own real estate as an investment

Speaking of money, let’s buy some property and make some money!

Maybe you rent it out on AirBnb and add it as an income stream.

26. Cook every dish from a cookbook

From front to back, let’s make some delicious food. Or, maybe make a cookbook of your own!

27. Visit your dream location and stay there for a month

Bali, anyone? Not a full ex-pat vibe, but enough to change your life and mindset.

28. Go skydiving

Is this on your bucket list? It’s not on mine, but if you’re a little adrenaline junkie, find the best spot and finally check this one off!

29. Learn an instrument

What’s one instrument you’ve always wanted to learn?

There are so many options that are beginner-friendly:

  • Piano
  • Ukelele
  • Harmonica
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Violin
  • DJ Controller
  • Keyboard

30. Plan an epic party

Make it a fun theme! Or maybe just work on your hosting skills, so you’re known as the best party hostess.

Another fun idea? Plan a playcation with some friends – a trip just for play!

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31. Buy your parent’s a home

What a way to give back to your parents who raised you. It’s a dream for my sister and I to do this for our parents in their dream vacation spot.

32. Give a TED Talk

Whether it’s in your local city or on the big TED stage, make it happen. What topic would you speak on?

33. Become advanced in a skill you were once mediocre at

Skills you can master:

  • Handstands
  • Public speaking
  • Taking better photos
  • Making a signature cocktail
  • Photoshop
  • Editing
  • Gardening (or just keeping your plants alive and well)
  • Writing
  • Speed reading
  • Drawing
  • Shuffling cards
  • Dancing
  • Sewing

Psst… want some support as you pursue these life goals? Life Goals In Progress from our founder, Coley, is our new podcast for giving you bite-sized, daily-ish motivation as you pursue your goals. Tune in!

34. Learn a new language

Use Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, Babbel or some other language learning app to learn a new language like French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, or Mandarin. Better yet, plan a trip where you can put the language to use!

35. Rescue an animal

Give an adorable puppy or kitten a happy future with you by rescuing it from a shelter.

Who’s rescuing who, you know?

36. Attend a retreat

Whether it’s a silent retreat or a yoga retreat, there are so many options for a calming retreat that can help you reset and find yourself.

37. Go vegan

Decide to live your life with a plant-based diet – and have fun making and trying delicious vegan spots. We live in a time when there are so many amazing options available!

38. Get certified in something

Find something to develop your knowledge in, and get a certification!

Here are some ideas:

  • Yoga teacher training
  • Life coaching
  • Nutrition / Health coaching
  • EFT Tapping
  • Breathwork
  • Real estate license
  • Pilot license
  • Bartending
  • Wine sommelier

39. Start a charity

Or, donate a percentage of your business to charity.

40. Attend the Olympics

While I’ve definitely given up on any thoughts of attending the Olympics as an athlete, it’s definitely a dream to attend an event at the Summer Olympics.

41. Own a boat

After living in California most of my life, this is definitely a goal I have for my future. A home with a boat chillin’ out back? Tell me that’s not the dream life.

Are you going after any of these life goal examples in your own life? Share with us in the comments!

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