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Things That Are Important to Us – Quick Checklist

Here at The Next Goal, we talk about your (and sometimes our) next goals. These include money, success, motivation, family and everything else that means something to you. You will agree with me that different people have different objectives and ambitions in life – some trade in family for money, others trade in religion for family and so on.

ChecklistWhat you do with your life is no one’s place to judge, but your own. What I can do is ensure objectivity in your goals by providing you this list of group ‘items’ that drive us forward.

Financial and Career

Without a doubt, this is the most sought after and important aspect of our life – at least for the better half of it. Better finances and career represent stability and nourishment which would have not been available otherwise. Of course, a strong career also shapes our life, and we often spend more than half of our years working towards a continually changing goal.

Spiritual and Ethical

Regardless of whether some of us believe in a higher entity or luck and destiny – or neither, spiritual aspects play a defining role on our life. Even the most atheists of us pray to God in moments of panic and fear! But spirituality is not just about that – as I once used to believe. It is about our connection with ourselves – truly know what and how we want to achieve in life.

Physical and Health

Did you know that the number of Gym memberships peak in January? People want to lose weight, get fit and look good, and they want it fast. Gradually, more of us are realizing the benefit of staying fit in order to have a better life and not have a better life in order to stay fit. As some gyms advertise – most of us earn during our young age so that we can spend that money on health once we are 50. Why not do both together?

Socio-Cultural

We are born into an environment, which can often change as we grow up. Most of us spend time to change that environment – to improve through it. Improvement is always welcomed, but change for the sake of it is not. Social and cultural aspects of our surroundings have a big impact on us, and as a soon-to-be-global citizen, all of us can align our goals so that we appreciate and interact with different cultures and customs.

Mental and Educational

This is one of the most important focuses of our life – our mental fitness. We happily dedicate our time, money and everything else in the pursuit of better understanding, knowledge and happiness. Some of the common goals within this life-segment define who we are and how we carry ourselves in society, though of course, our spirituality and personality plays a crucial role too. Mental and educational betterment don’t have an expiration date, so let’s keep on working on these!

So put your best foot forward, and if you can – balance these together.

Have I missed something from the list? Your opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.