What’s your biggest life goal?
As part of their Make It Happen campaign, Post-it commissioned a survey of 2,000 adults and found that we all want pretty much the same thing:
- Earn more money 34 per cent
- Travel the world 33 per cent
- Live a Healthy lifestyle 32 per cent
- Lose Weight 28 per cent
- Fall in love 28 per cent
- Buy a house 24 per cent
- Get Married 19 per cent
- Start a family 16.5 per cent
- Give up work 15 per cent
- Give something back to the community 15 per cent
No surprises there, but I am very grateful to be able to tick some of those items of my own ‘life goals’ list, with more to come in the future, I hope. I’m already among the 20% of Brits who count themselves as truly happy and I’m very, very grateful for that.
Owning a house is probably top of our goals list now, but it seems a long way off. According to the survey, 16% of UK adults believe they’ll never get close to achieving their dreams, with money seen as the biggest barrier to achieving life goals, followed by age and a lack of determination or bravery. Seems like Britain needs a boost.
Post-it Brand spokesperson,best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper has a great attitude towards life goals:
“It’s great to have a life plan but we need to ensure that we don’t get disheartened if things don’t go to plan.
“You should never give up on your dreams,just be prepared to modify them, and continue to keep them at the forefront of your mind as life throws up different paths and challenges.
“A combination of positive thinking and plenty of support from friends and family can really help you get that bit closer to your goals.”
Of course, as well as the big goals, there are the smaller goals we’d love to achieve, but somehow don’t find time for. Things we know could be within reach if we pushed ourselves just a little.
“Be brave,” says Katie. “Set some small, achievable goals to aim for, and go for them. Don’t give up. Anything is possible.”
For me, a big challenge is getting enough sleep. It’s something I keep meaning to do but life keeps getting in the way. I want to achieve a better sleep pattern, so my goal is to be in bed by 11pm.
I want to average 7 hours sleep a night, and if I go to bed later, that just won’t be possible, so an 11pm curfew is my small goal. And to make it official (just like Meredith and Derek did, if you’re Grey’s Anatomy fans) I’ve written it on a Post-it.
More than 40% of those surveyed people felt that writing down goals made them more likely to achieve them, so that Post-it is on my office wall and there’s no going back now. I’m going to Make It Happen.
To help encourage more people to make their small goals happen, Post-it have launched a challenge. Just write your goal and submit for a chance to win £200 shopping vouchers. They’ll even put your goal on a virtual Post-it for you. Good luck!
This is a commissioned post for Post-it