Today’s post in the goals series aims to help you get “The Maximum Lifestyle” that my blog stands for by getting you pointed in the right direction with the help of goals tailor made to what you want to do in your life. Don’t worry if you don’t have any goals ready to go- that’s the whole point of the series!
Whether your goals are for this week, this year, this decade, or your whole life, the only way to start working towards goals is to make sure you have some in the first place. That’s where I come in. This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by taking baby steps. Be sure to look up the “Career” category at the top of the main page or the “GetGoals” tag all of the posts have if you want to go through this series from the beginning.
Today we are going to tackle getting you inspired by the goals of the people of your culture! We’ll take baby steps in this series, and by the end of the series you’ll have finished the first step to getting the future and career you dream of. I know it seems as if we’ve covered loved ones with Inherit Goals and Crowdsource Goals, but this one covers new ground, I promise. Let’s get started!
What Goals Would Your Culture Inspire?
Think about the goals your culture and background would inspire in you. You can be as broad as you want by this, digging into the traditional goals of your nationality as well as the more modern goals of the global citizens of your ethnicity can reveal a lot of truths not just about what others want for you, but about what you do or don’t want for yourself.
1.) What Goals Would Your Culture Have For You?
Whether it be your ethnicity, your home country, your current country, or your religious or political identities, think about what goals your culture would want of you. You don’t have to follow these goals, but it’s a good way to get some inspiration.
2.) What Goals do Other Members Have For Themselves?
What goals would other members of the various cultures you are part of have for themselves? What goals would they have at this age, or at future ages you will eventually reach? Are there decade milestones that are important to members of your community? Write them all down.
3.) Write down your thoughts!
Keep your phone or a notebook handy whenever you do your brainstorming. After spending so much time looking up goals, it’s important to sit down and keep track of them. How else are you going to later go through your list and narrow down potential life goals to just the goals you actually want?
Do the Homework
Be sure to write down your responses to these questions in your phone or on paper so you can have all your responses in the same place. That will help you get a bigger picture of where you yourself want to be in the future so you can start breaking down those goals into action steps.
Also. Don’t write off something just because it isn’t a goal you want for yourself. Use that instead to guide you about maybe something else you do actually aim for. For example, though my parents just want me to be happy and successful in whatever way that looks like for me, many people of my background clamor for women in their early twenties to get married and have kids. Being aware that that is a common goal for other people helped me realize that it’s specifically something I don’t want to do yet, and keeping in mind the age most members of my family specifically get married I think I’m probably not even going to be seriously dating anyone until I’m about 28 or so, maybe early thirties. If you want to reference your family goals at the same time you are going through your culture’s goals, there’s a post for that.
What goals did you come up with this week?
Also keep in mind that your culture isn’t the only community you are part of.