50 Personal Goal Examples for When You Need Some Fresh Inspiration

50 Personal Goal Examples for When You Need Some Fresh Inspiration

When we want to grow and change, one of the most important places to start is with personal goal-setting. By getting (and staying) clear on our personal growth goals, we can stay in a growth mindset and out of any routines that leave us feeling stuck or stagnant. 

That’s why we compiled a list of 50 personal goal examples to help you get started. This can be particularly beneficial if you’re feeling a bit blocked on any New Year’s resolutions or intentions you set — a common problem by the time February rolls around. 

Before you dive in, one important thing to remember is that goals work best when you’re as specific with them as possible. So, you should view these examples as a jumping off point: Broad goals that can be made more specific based on your personal preferences and needs.

Ready to get started? Here are the best personal goal examples, broken down by category. 

Career goal examples

  • Improve your work-life balance
  • Learn a new skill, even if you’re not making money that way (yet)
  • Grow your network
  • Figure out what your “dream job” entails
  • Mentor someone in your field
  • Stop procrastinating 
  • Ask for a raise
  • Explore new opportunities, whether in your current job or company or elsewhere
  • Find your “productivity sweet spot” so you can get more high-quality work done in less time
  • Start working toward a leadership position 

Health goal examples

  • Start working out — even if it’s just a few times a week
  • Hang out with people who reinforce healthy habits
  • Define what the word “healthy” means for you
  • Stop eating fast food (or at least not as much).
  • Figure out how you can incorporate more healthy eating into your life
  • Start meal prepping
  • Get more sleep
  • Take better care of your skin
  • Eat breakfast
  • Establish a morning routine

Financial goal examples

  • Secure an emergency fund
  • Work toward building good credit
  • Start saving for retirement
  • Start investing
  • Start a side hustle
  • Start a savings account
  • Cut back on unnecessary expenses like takeout or daily lattes
  • Improve your financial literacy 
  • If you have credit card debt, work toward paying it off.
  • Create a budget

Personal development goal examples

  • Start a gratitude journal
  • Find your purpose in life
  • Partake in activities that challenge you
  • Meditate
  • Read more
  • Give morning pages a try
  • Learn a new skill 
  • Work on letting go of the past
  • Prioritize creativity
  • Prioritize spiritual growth 

Relationship goal examples

  • Say “I love you” more often
  • Let people know you appreciate them more
  • Become a better listener
  • Give back to your community
  • Work on your communication skills
  • Get more comfortable with confrontation 
  • Figure out how you can incorporate more unconditional love into your life
  • Call you family members more
  • Fights happen — learn to fight better
  • Learn your significant other’s love language
Need more goal motivation? Here’s how to set weekly goals for success.
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