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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Taking better photos
Making a signature cocktail
Gardening (or just keeping your plants alive and well)
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
Nutrition / Health coaching
Real estate license
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!