5 Types of Goals You Must Set for a Remarkable Life – Part 1

You can live your life with a sense of direction (i.e., by design) or aimlessly like a ship tossed to and fro by the whims of life. However, only one of those options lead to a remarkable life: the life lived by design.

To live your life with a sense of direction, you must invest your time and energy on meaningful activities, which stem from your goals and priorities. Goals give direction to your life.

In this series, I share five (5) types of goals you must set for a remarkable life. When you set goals for yourself, ensure you consider these types of goals, as each touch on an essential aspect of your life.

The first type of goals you want to set for yourself is what I call contribution goals. These goals point to acts of service you want to make. They focus on what you want to do (as opposed to who you want to be). These may include your career goals, your volunteerism goals, and some of your projects: any goal that aims to add value to the lives of others.

You possess gifts, talents, abilities, and skills. How do you want to use them to contribute to the world? How do you want to make a difference? How do you want to add value to the lives of others? How do you want to make the lives of other people better? How can you help bring people up? At a higher level, what will be your legacy?

Do you aspire to build a profitable business in the tech ecosystem? Do you want to write life-changing books? Do you plan to travel across to a third-world country to perform humanitarian work? Do you desire to record a musical album? What do you want to do with your life? The possibilities are endless.

Your life is precious, and with it, you’re meant to make a difference. When it’s all said and done, you should leave your mark behind you; you have a contribution to make.

You’re endowed with great potential, which is meant to be used to help make the world a better place. Therefore, you should be diligent in pursuing goals that motivate you to tap into the limitless reservoir of your potential and to use your talents to contribute massively to the world.

It would be a tragedy if you would take your potential to the grave, without making the contribution you were meant to make. By setting contribution goals, you get an opportunity to define what your contribution will be—what you’re going to achieve.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.