100 Life Goals you can set right now!

Some of the most important things in life are not taught to us.  

Do you think you could write down 100 Life Goals?   Why not decide to live life abundantly by designing your own personalized list of 100 life goals you will achieve over the next 10, 20, 30 years?  And why not design your WOW life, where you look back and say "WOW, I can't believe I did all that!

What would a life of WOW look like to you?    What does it take for you to say WOW when you are talking to another person and hear them explain some experience they’ve had?   What would it take to impress your very own self where you would say “WOW, I can’t believe I’ve just did that!”.    Let me help paint the picture of what a life of WOW could look like.

  • Incredible health, energy and vitality

  • Living to 100 years old, doing things that people half your age are still doing

  • Traveling the world to exotic locations and experiencing different life cultures

  • Spending money where it is not an obstacle to living the life you’ve designed

  • Having a close relationship with your spouse

  • Nurturing relationships with your children

  • A fulfilling career as an employee or business owner.

  • Having strong morals and values that you live by

  • Living in your custom designed dream house

  • Owning a cottage or vacation retreat on a lake or in the woods

  • Driving your dream car

  • Helping others less fortunate than yourself

  • And more . . .

The good news is that you are designing your life, and no two lives are the same.   Your dream life will be entirely different to that of everyone else you know.    

We are also starting from different places in our lives.    Some of us are fortunate to have been born to families in countries that already have a high level of prosperity.   For those of you that are not, some of these goals will seem like an impossibility.  For others, you may already have been living the dream life that countless others can only strive for.  

The main point of the 100 Goals Club is to inspire you to design a life, instead of just letting your life happen.   And while you’re designing your life, why not design a life of WOW?                 

Happy people enjoying friendships, travel, good health and vitality!

Living with no regrets requires you plan your life . . . 

The main concept of this club is to design your life so well that you end up at the end of your life with no regrets for not having lived your life a certain way.  

There are too many of us who live in our comfort zone.    If you live in your comfort zone your entire life, there is a high certainty that you will have some major regrets in your life.   There are so many people, when questioned during their last year of life about parting with any regrets, who respond with something like: I wish I . . .

  • Risked more
  • Loved more
  • Worked less
  • Let go of my grudges

In fact, nurses in hospitals or hospices are the ones that hear the regrets of the dying, expressed as:

  • I wish I’d had the courage to live the life I dreamed of, not the one that was expected of me.
  • I wish I hadn’t worked so many hours at work, at the expense of my family.
  • I wish I had learned to express my feelings.  Supressing feelings leads to poor relationships and regrets of what could have been, had you had the courage to make things right.
  • I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  • I should have saved more money for my retirement.

Of these, the number one regret that people have on their death bed is that they did not pursue their dreams and goals.  Don’t be one of these people—start living a life that you design.

When your health and youth have faded, you’ll reflect on what the important things in life are, and you will realize what is truly valuable . . . your friends and family.   That is why this book of 100 life goals has an entire section on setting friend and family goals.    There is no point in developing high net worth through working hard at your career or business, achieving all your goals but achieving a failing grade with your family.   The most important people are your friends and family.    Live your life so that they are there for you when you need them the most.  

Knowing all of this, the purpose of this book is to inspire you to live your own unique, purposeful life.    Achieving just some of these 100 life goals, or modifications to these 100 goals, is something you can do.  You can go and live out your own life of WOW.   Live your life to avoid future regrets.  

Said another way . . . Live with No Regrets!    

The 10 Essential Life Goal Areas for living a balanced life.

In designing your balanced life, one with no regrets, life goals are to be written in 10 categories.  

1.       Personal Development

2.       Health and Fitness

3.       Family and Friends

4.       Hobbies and Passions

5.       Financial

6.       Career

7.       Adventure

8.       Travel

9.       Lifestyle

10.   Leaving a Legacy

The above Goal areas are listed in a rank order that in my opinion represent the priority in which they should be viewed within the context of your life. 

Our success in life begins with our own commitment to Personal Development, which is the reason I’ve started with it. 

Next is your own personal health.  Without good living health, the rest of our goal accomplishment and life suffer.  

Next is Family and Friends.  There is no point in being successful with your career and lifestyle goals without a strong foundation of family and friends.  

Then is your hobbies and passions, which are the things you truly love doing.   These need to be a priority in your life, otherwise they will fall victim to your career, which is the next important goal area. 

Goal categories 7, 8 and 9 of the 10 Life Goal categories are like "icing on the cake", and will lead to further life fulfillment . . . travel, adventure, lifestyle,  These goal areas, like hobbies and passions, help create a life that is exciting, bold and full of adventure. The challenge is that they require money, often lots of it.  When you do well with your financial and career goals, you'll be able to better enjoy the fruits of your labor.  

The challenge with listing these Goals in a ranked sequence like this is that this is just my personal opinion, and you may have a different view.  That’s okay.   The most important thing is that you are setting and achieving balanced goals across this list of 10 Life Goal areas.

Most of the Goal setting self-help books and programs I listened to in my early days seemed to focus on the exciting goals, the more traditional goals related to Lifestyle, Travel and Adventure goals.  These are the goals that are easier to write and ones which you can get excited about.   These goals are important to living a good life too.   They are often the goals that provide the “why” do I need to strive and improve and grow.   Why do I need to develop myself and have a great career, besides providing for my family, its to live the good life, to travel the world, to live in a nice house, to not have to worry about money constantly?  

The 100 Life Goals are goals that I’ve modified from my original list of 100 goals created at the age of 30, to have more universal appeal to the majority of people living in the developed world. While they are goals that I think you will find important, you may find some of them to be completely irrelevant for you.  If you do, no problem in changing any of them or all of them.  My main desire is that they give you ideas and inspire you to create your own list of 100 Life Goals. 

Take the time to design these goals that inspire you to live fully.


The 100 recommended life goals from the 100 Life Goals Book . . . 

From my book 100 Life Goals, the following is a summary of each goal across the 10 life areas. These are goals that I have set for myself and represent the most important life goals which I believe to lead to a life well lived. For you, may they be a starting point for reflecting on your own personal goals. 

Feel free to select some or all of these goals for yourself.  We all come from different backgrounds and different ideas on what is important throughout our life time.  May this list inspire you to write out your own list of goals, whether 1, 10, 50, 100 or more.

Personal Development Goals . . . to set your foundation for success!

1 - Read self help books

2 - Define your core values

3 - Attend personal development seminars and workshops

4 - Develop a daily Power Hour

5 - Find a mentor

6 - Learn continuously

7 - Develop your positive attitude

8 - Develop your communication skills

9 - Write your life purpose

10 - Discover your spirituality

Health and Fitness Goals . . .
to give you long life and vitality!

11 - Eat healthy

12 - Maintain ideal body weight

13 - Be aerobically fit

14 - Be strong  - lift weights

15 - Develop a calm mind

16 - Learn how to prepare healthy meals

17 - Learn self defence

18 - Complete an endurance event

19 - Play a Sport

20 - Develop a long-life mindset

Family and Friend Goals . . . 
to cherish the most important people in your life!

21 - Choose good friends

22 - Find your life partner

23 - Treat your partner as a VIP

24 - Go out on regular date nights

25 - Learn how to be a good parent

26 - Be there for your children

27 - Have regular family meetings

28 - Establish annual family traditions

29 - Be a good friend

30 - Be a good son, daughter, sibling

Hobbies and Passion Goals . . . 
to create a life that is uniquely yours!

The next 10 goals are for you to select from your own hobbies and passions. The following is a list of common hobbies to get you thinking about the possibilities:

  • Acting, 
  • Animal Care, 
  • Automotive, 
  • Billiards, 
  • Boating, 
  • Bowling, 
  • Cars, 
  • Church, 
  • Computers, 
  • Concerts, 
  • Crafts, 
  • Curling, 
  • Dancing, 
  • Designing, 
  • Entertaining, 
  • Equestrian, 
  • Fishing, 
  • Games, 
  • Gardening, 
  • Golfing, 
  • Hiking, 
  • Home renovations, 
  • Hunting, 
  • Interior decorating, 
  • Motorcycles, 
  • Movies, 
  • Music, 
  • Painting, 
  • Pets, 
  • Photography, 
  • Reading, 
  • Religion, 
  • Sewing, 
  • Skiing, 
  • Spirituality, 
  • Swimming, 
  • Television, 
  • Tennis, 
  • Travel, 
  • Volunteering, 
  • Yoga 

. . . and hundreds more 

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Financial Goals . . . 
to provide you the money to live the life you design.

41 - Learn personal finance 101 / good financial habits 

42 - Learn a financial tool to manage your money

43 - Develop a budget 

44 - Develop a good credit rating

45 - Track & develop your net worth

46 - Invest 10% of your income

47 - Find a financial adviser / mentor

48 - Own investment real estate

49 - Increase your income

50 - Plan your retirement

Career Goals . . . 
to life a fulfilling life and earn the income you deserve!

51 - Do a career assessment

52 - Get an education

53 - Find or develop your passion

54 - Join a professional association

55 - Be a good employee

56 - Be a good leader

57 - Be an expert in something

58 - Become an authority figure 

59 - Be your own boss

60 - Create multiple income sources

Adventure Goals . . . 
to experience life in a way that inspires you!

61 - Take a family Driving Adventure

62 - Go to a themepark

63 - Animal adventure

64 - Go on a camping adventure

65 - Take a land adventure

66 - Take an air adventure

67 - Take a water adventure

68 - Take an underwater adventure

69 - Create your own adventure

70 - Climb a mountain

Travel Goals . . . 
to experience life in ways that celebrate your life.

71 - Take a staycation

72 - Travel in your own country

73 - Attend a major sporting event

74 - Attend a major cultural event

75 - Visit one of the 7 Wonders

76 - Enjoy an all inclusive vacation

77 - Take a cruise ship vacation

78 - Go on an island vacation

79 - Experience an entertainment city

80 - Travel the world

Lifestyle Goals . . . 
to experience life's rewards for building your perfect life!

81 - Eat at good restaurants

82 - Declutter your life

83 - Take weekend getaways

84 - Buy high quality stuff

85 - Buy your first house

86 - Experience life

87 - Own a vacation property

88 - Pay others to do chores

89 - Drive your dream car

90 - Design your dream house

Giving back and Legacy Goals . . . 
to make a difference in the life of others!

91 - Keep a life journal

92 - Make a difference in the world

93 - Donate to charities

94 - Volunteer in your community

95 - Trace your ancestry

96 - Prepare your will

97 - Write a book

98 - Write/document your life story

99 - Become a philanthropist

100 - Leave a money inheritance

There are some amazing testimonials and endorsements recommending that you set goals and life goals:

One of the greatest commencement speeches of all time speaks to the importance of goal setting and LIFE GOALS.  To check out an amazing speech by Denzel Washington, click here.   The part of his speech focusing on goals starts at about the 2 minute marker.

These are my recommended 100 Life Goals.  After reviewing this list, what would you remove, replace or change?  What would your own list of 100 Life Goals look like? 

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Last Updated:  December 7, 2019