If you’ve ever pondered about life and more particularly, achieving your life purpose through set goals, did you wish you could do better? If yes, then did you identify some salient points to work on? Read my blog post for ideas and inspiration on the key aspects to consider for success in different spheres of life.
Disclaimer: My blog is to be used for general information, inspirational, and motivational purposes. I share things that I’ve learnt and experienced. In case of need, do seek help from a professional in the relevant field.
There are no right or wrong answers to the key aspects of life to focus on, as everyone picks and chooses their most relevant salient points. You may note that I’ll also include some skills, activities, habits, and traits, as they’re closely connected with the topic of my article. The examples that I’ll list are those that I value myself, to begin with. I’m sharing them with my blog readers to help as a starting point for inspiration of their own. Be genuine, open to new ideas, and realistic to find your preferred ones.
At an individual level (points 1-13)
As a person, and at the individual level, you make certain choices and take decisions such as what you want to achieve in life, what is best for you, what you believe in or don’t. Indeed, people tend to be influenced by societal norms and what those around them say. However, you’re likely to make certain key decisions affecting your life instead of expecting others to do so for you.
These points give scope for things to consider at an individual level:
- Know your life purpose
- Carefully set your life goals
- Journaling and goal-tracking
- Make time for spirituality and prayer
- Meditation, yoga, or tai chi
- Fitness activities
- Personal grooming
- Personal boundaries
Family and social life (points 14-24)
Your life partner, parents, siblings, children, and close circle of friends are likely to be important people (at least generally speaking). When talking of success in life, these relations tend to count much. Happiness comes from within, but on the other hand, bonds are also important!
Take a look at these salient points in life to work on for better relationships:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Good communication skills
- Respect for one another
- Say no when you have to
- Spend quality time with the right people
- Sense of responsibility
- Being a good listener
- Joy of missing out (JOMO)
- Physical events (outside of the current lockdown period, at the time of writing this blog post)
Professional life (points 25-33)
Anyone can have an aspiration for self-improvement, whichever situation they are in, and at any stage of life. You can keep growing personally in ways that you choose through ongoing and continuous learning.
When focusing on professional goals, some key points to consider are:
- Formal education
- Learn from failure
- Take calculated risks
- Learn from the experience of others
- Follow industry best practices
- Have a good network in your industry
- Good leadership skills
Personal finances (points 34-44)
Financial goal setting and planning are helpful to ensure a healthy stream of income. With the current lockdown and worldwide economic downturn (at the time of writing this blog post), many people are feeling a strain on their household income levels.
My blog content is intended to be evergreen, so some of the examples below would mostly apply in normal circumstances (outside of the pandemic period):
- Personal finance goals
- Multiple sources of income
- Household budgeting
- Pay off loans (if any)
- Control expenses
- Salary increase
- Job promotion goals (if you work in employment)
- Profit goals (if you’re an entrepreneur or self-employed)
Find more points of your own
Build on my list of salient points in life for success, by finding more of your choice. This is not an exhaustive list, as we all differ as humans and what counts most for one person may be of secondary importance to someone else. Last but not least, do take action on what you plan to achieve. Set the right goals and work on them eagerly.
To sum up, in my blog post, I’ve listed some possible key points to consider when working on goals for success. Would you like to share your experience in the comments below? If you know someone who needs to read my article, please share it for others to see. Thank you!!