5 Life Goals Everyone Should Have In 2020


When we hear about goals, they often sound like something that changes year to year and frequently has to do with money or weight loss. But here are 5 goals that every person should strive toward every day regardless of the year. 

 

#1. True Happiness

Happiness is not really a destination as much as it is a state of mind. A billionaire could be miserable about what they don’t have, while a homeless dude could be happy to score a hot shower and a cooked meal at the local shelter. 

 

Happiness is all about perspective. While goals relating to tangible things like money can prove unsatisfying quests, the search for genuine happiness is one that will help you gain a more fulfilled and serene life.

 

#2. Integrity 

From business to interpersonal relationships, when you live life with honesty and commitment to ethical values, you’ll find that a rewarding sense of wholeness awaits you. Integrity is a goal that will help you feel like you’re making the world a better place with your presence. 

 

#3 Fulfillment

You can plug away at a nine-to-five job until you retire, but chances are that’s not going to make you live life to the fullest. You’ll be one of those faceless people in the crowd who live for the weekend—then trudge back to work. 

 

Instead, reflect on who you are, your strengths, your desires, and act accordingly. Whether it’s learning to find meaning at work, a career path that challenges you, or engaging with some satisfying hobbies, fulfillment in life is a great goal.

 

#4 Connection

Human beings are social creatures, so forging good relationships is the key to thriving and feeling happy. Family, professional, and personal relationships are all crucial components to providing a sense of connectedness with the rest of humanity—so make good friendships and foster existing links with family. 

 

At the same time, relationships do need boundaries, so learning how to create healthy interactions is also crucial for developing your sense of identity. 

 

#5 Self Worth

Nobody can be successful in life if they’re down in the dumps, so fostering a sense of self-worth is an esteemed goal that every person should pursue. There are many simple ways to do this—for example, treating yourself with dignity and respect by wearing clean clothes and practicing good hygiene. 

 

Education is also a key component to developing a sense of worth because with that knowledge comes better opportunities for a sense of security. 

 

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Thank you for joining us on day one of the Positive Thinking Challenge. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here. Today in the challenge, we were talking about making a list of reasons why you want to think more positively.

The problem with that is that you might not be aware of the many ways it can benefit you! So, here are some amazing reasons to be more positive every day.

You Can Reduce Your Anxiety and Depression

First of all, if you feel unhappy in general, or struggle with depression or anxiety, you definitely want to learn how to think more positively. This is not going to cure these mental illnesses, but it can definitely help reduce some of their side effects. If your
anxiety disorder causes severe panic attacks any time you worry about a specific thing,
and learn how to think more positively, you might just learn how to cope better and ease
those panic attacks a little.

It is also going to help you with general happiness each day, where you are not as
affected by some of the negative things that might happen.

Stress Doesn’t Affect You as Much

In addition to helping with anxiety and depression, thinking positively can also help tremendously with your stress levels. Stress can affect just about every area of your life,
including your physical and mental stress, home life, work and relationship with co-
workers, personal relationships, and so much more. To get a handle on your stress,
start to learn how to think more positively.

You Develop Better Coping Skills

Another great benefit to keep in mind is that you learn how to cope better. You can’t prevent anything negative from happening in your life, as that is what makes you human. But you can definitely control how you react to unexpected situations, and learn how to cope a little better.

When you are a more positive person, you take these little hiccups as learning experiences.
You are able to see the good and bad in any situation and find at least one positive thing to say about it. This can really help you deal with anything from losing a job or
ending a relationship, to a traumatic event.

You Surround Yourself with Positivity

Don’t forget that attitude and moods are contagious. We will talk about this in more detail later in the challenge, but for now, you should know that when you are more positive, others will be as well. It spreads rapidly throughout other people, so you are actually helping everyone in your life to be surrounded by more positivity.