Types of goals

types of goals

We’ve done some deep thinking over the past few weeks about who we are and the things we want – now it’s time to get into the nitty gritty. Let’s start setting some goals!

When it comes to goals, the sky’s the limit. You can set any goal you’d like. Big, small, or anywhere in between, goals should be something meaningful to you. But if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, we’ve listed some types of goals below to get you thinking.




  • Improve your grades
  • Win an award
  • Finish school
  • Finish Year 12
  • Get into university or TAFE
  • Get a degree
  • Get an apprenticeship
  • Get a traineeship
  • Study more
  • Learn a language
  • Learn an instrument
  • Learn to code


Health & Wellbeing


  • Learn a new sport
  • Do regular exercise
  • Care for your mental health
  • Meditate more
  • Run a marathon
  • Become team captain
  • Gain a new skill
  • Take a holiday
  • Improve your confidence
  • Improve your diet
  • Learn to cook




  • Volunteer your time
  • Join a community group
  • Spend more time with family and/or friends
  • Make new friends
  • Join a networking group
  • Build a family
  • Learn about your area and the local Traditional Owners




  • Become a(n) [insert your dream job here]
  • Change jobs
  • Find part-time work
  • Get promoted
  • Start your own business
  • Become a subject-matter expert
  • Earn a ‘good’ salary
  • Complete a microcredential




  • Save money
  • Stick to your budget
  • Buy a car
  • Save for a holiday
  • Save for property
  • Start investing
  • Buy shares or crypto


Feeling inspired?


Hopefully we’ve got you thinking about some potential goals. If you still need some more info, take a look at our blog here on the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of goal setting.

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