The Transformative Power of Goal Setting: A Life-Changing List


In the journey of life, having a clear roadmap can make all the difference. Imagine having a personalized guide, a list that has the potential to transform your life. Welcome to the world of goal setting – a powerful practice that not only propels you toward success but also shapes your destiny. In this article, we delve into the life-changing impact of setting goals and how it can be the key to unlocking your fullest potential.

When was the last time you stopped for a moment to think and ask yourself: what do I want in life? What is important to me?
What will make me feel happy and successful? What does the life I want to live look like in the future? What are my goals in life?
For most people the answers to these questions are not clear because they don’t really bother to think about it. They focus more on what they don’t want in life than what they do want to achieve in life.
In order for us to be able to achieve and live the life we always wanted for ourselves, we must first of all have clear goals for life, and in order to be able to advance these goals, we must know exactly what they are.

Setting goals – the first tool to create the significant change in our lives.
A list of goals is a technical tool that helps us organize and focus ourselves towards the advancement of our goals. This is a critical stage for shaping the future of our success and it cannot be avoided. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve already heard about the importance of setting goals and it doesn’t matter how much you think you already know what your goals in life are. In order to succeed in life we must have written, clear, up-to-date and well-formulated goals.

Instructions for creating a list of goals:

Take a piece of paper and write in the title “My list of goals” and start writing a list that includes at least 15 goals or dreams that you would like to achieve and fulfill in life. Do it without limiting yourself and thinking whether you are capable of it or not.

In order for you to be comfortable, it is recommended to divide the list into 3 categories:

  1. Career and finances – occupational advancement and financial goals we wish to achieve.
  2. Personal development – abilities, skills and qualities that we wish to improve ourselves.
  3. Property and entertainment – material things we want to achieve and experience we want to have.

It is important that the list be as detailed and clear as possible. For example, if you are interested in earning more money, it is not enough to write down “I want to earn more money”, specify how much more you are interested in earning and in how much time.

Examples of a list of goals:

Career and finance – “Increase my salary by 20% within 5 months from today.”, “Purchase an investment property and generate additional income from it.”, “Open the business I always wanted in my field of expertise…”
Personal development – “Learn and master a new language within a year from today”, “Lose 10 kg within 6 months from today”, “Read 10 books within a year, in a field that interests me.”, “Get in physical shape and run a marathon within two years from today.”
Property and recreation: “Build a private house within 5 years from today.”, “Travel to 20 countries within ten years from today,” “Meet an international personality I admire,” “Change car…”, “Go skydiving…”, “Swim With dolphins…”, “Go through a baking workshop…”
After initial writing of our goals, we will carefully go through the list and refine it by rewording it as if it has already been achieved. For example, if one of your goals is: “Open a boutique hotel within 10 years.” Try changing the wording to: “I am the owner of a boutique hotel within 10 years.” When we imagine ourselves achieving the goal we are actually training our subconscious mind to help us find the way to achieve it.

Now that you have a list, here are the five most important goals for you, the goals that you think will make the most significant difference in your life. Go around them in a circle and delete all the other targets (you can come back to them in the future).

All that’s left is to start working on advancing the goals on your list! Focus, prioritize, update and most importantly persevere – every day!

One of the hardest challenges in working with a list of goals is remembering to update it regularly. Many people who write a list of goals tend to forget about it within a week, because very quickly they return to their daily routine and forget to update it. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your list is in a place that will be convenient for you to view and update it frequently. For the benefit of the matter, you can use technology and download a list app for mobile (like for example the Notes app), insert our list of goals into it and set a daily alert that will remind us every morning and evening of our list of goals. Another good way to remind ourselves of our goals is to hang pictures that will remind us of them and place them in a prominent place at home or at work, so we can see them every day and focus ourselves on doing things to advance our goals. For example, if your goal is to buy a house by the lake, look for a picture of a house by a lake that you can print and hang in your home or office. No one needs to understand what the pictures mean, the main thing is that you know and will be remembered on a daily basis.


A list of goals is a simple task, as simple as making a shopping list or writing an email, but with a huge meaning and impact on our success. It helps us plan life and focus on the results we want to achieve. Mainly, she says we are serious about our life and future.
Invest in yourself and make a list of life goals, do yourself a big favor and start now.

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