10 Most Important Things in Life to Aim For

10 Most Important Things in Life to Aim for

Alek V, M.Psych.


Important Things In Life

What’s Really Important?

What’s most important to you in your life, right now? If you had to prioritize 5 of the most important things in your life what would they be?

“What’s most important” and “what’s most important to you” are two different questions.  Most people throw out words like “family” and “relationships”, and for you, they might as well.

But try to be more specific. What’s most important for you. In your life. Right now?

10 Most Important Things In Life

How Do You Know What’s Important?

What you consider important comes from your values and beliefs. You only realize how important something is for you when you have to live without it.

When something or someone gets familiar you take them for granted because they’re always there. Some things you think you need until you don’t have them. You realize you can live without them, and life goes on.

Other things you take for granted, but when you lose them you realize just how important they are.  Health is a big one. We take our health and physical wellbeing for granted.

But when you become seriously ill or experience a bad injury, you appreciate the ​importance of good health. The same goes for people.

When you lose someone special, you realize how important they ​were to you.

10 Most Important Things In Life

10 of the Most Important Things in Life


1. YOU

The absolute most important thing in your life is you. You are the starting point for everything else that happens. If you haven’t got yourself together you can’t live at your highest potential.

When you reach a certain level of self-development and maturity, your life begins. For some people that’s in their 20’s, for others, it’s in their 50’s.

Paradoxically, to reach that point of clarity you need to go through a period of being the opposite. Wisdom is realized from stupidity, success from failure, happiness, and gratitude from pain and suffering.

2. A Sense of Purpose

Having a purpose, or a mission is knowing who you are and what you want to accomplish. You have a clear goal or objective that you’ve decided is important beyond all others, and all your decisions and actions will now be directed towards it.

A person with no life purpose ​is like a jellyfish in the ocean, floating wherever the tide takes them. People with purpose have a certain look in their eyes and how they carry themselves.

They mold the world around them to accommodate their ​purpose and goals. If you don’t know your purpose, you need to find one.

3. Personal Growth

You’re always more than you think you are, and the catalyst for personal growth and development is quite often pain and ​adversity. 

Your tough times ​can be a blessing if they taught you something, and sometimes one new idea or conversation can change everything.

Reading good books ​to absorb quality information can give you an edge. When you apply what you learn and commit yourself to excellence your life will start to change.

4. Good Memories

At the end of your life, all you have are your memories. Good memories come from your past experiences. When you know who you want to be and the type of life you want to have gives you immense clarity.

That puts you miles ahead of most people, who have no idea. When your life has a purpose and you’re surrounded by good people, doing fun things, your positive memories will last forever.

5. A Sense of Humor

Some people are easily offended, and they take things too personally. You can sense it when you’re around someone like that.  But living with a sense of humor cuts out that needless stress from your life, so you can enjoy it.

Think about how many things bother you on an average day, and are they really worth carrying negative energy? When you start seeing the funny side of life you’ll notice how many things there are to laugh about.

Having a sense of humor not only makes you more attractive to people, but it also improves the quality of your own life.

6. Optimism

Your perception of reality becomes your reality. If your outlook is doom and gloom that’s most of what you see, and when your outlook is optimistic you see an entirely different world also.

Opportunities appear, people are more receptive to you, and you like yourself more. Lasting success is impossible with a negative attitude because opportunities and people are attracted to optimism.

Facing life’s challenges without optimism is a difficult task. But optimism is a lifestyle choice, and over time we reap what we sow.

7. Your Time

People undervalue their time. It’s astonishing how much you can achieve in the span of a few months when you’re focused on ​a specific outcome.

Your time is the most valuable asset you have, but one day you’ll run out and have none left.  You only have a limited amount of time.

Money? You can make more. Relationships? You can find another. But Time? Once it’s gone you don’t get it back.

8. Your Health

​Without your health you have nothing. You can be a millionaire or a king, but if you’re seriously ill in a hospital bed, all that matters is your state of health.

When you have a healthy mind and body, things you once thought impossible become easily obtainable. You live in a ​positive state of mind, and your ability to overcome challenges increases.

Health isn’t just about eating fruit and working out. It includes mental and spiritual health. You need to strengthen your mind like you do your body.

9. Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful state to live in.

Sometimes we feel like we don’t have much to be grateful for. But look around at where you live? You have a warm bed to sleep in and a full stomach. At the most basic level be grateful you’re here.

What you do and how you think today, determines who you’ll become tomorrow. Gratitude isn’t something you talk about, it’s something you feel.

There’s always someone worse off than you, keep that perspective and be grateful for what you do have.

10. ​Personal Power

Personal power is having the ability to take action. Life isn’t thinking, dreaming, and wishing. A successful life is about doing.

Everyone says they want more out of life. But how many people are actually taking action towards it? Ideas are easy because everyone has them. The ability to execute those plans is what separates success from failure.

It doesn’t have to be giant leaps, actually, it’s better to start small and build up from there.  Small things, repeated daily will become great things.

​What Now?

​Reading this post is just the beginning; now, it’s time to take action! 

Check out these resources that will take your business and your life to the next level, and go all in!

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Best Quotes About What’s Important in Life

“It is very difficult to get people to focus on the most important things when you’re in boom times” – Jeff Bezos

“The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritising your life around the most important things” – Stephen Covey

“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say – because they were too obvious” – Andre Gide

“You have to establish in your life some sense of prioritizing things, of giving emphasis to the important things and of laying aside the unimportant things that will lead to nothing” – Gordon B. Hinckley

“Of the five most important things in life, health is first, education or knowledge is second, and wealth is third. I forget the other two” – Chuck Berry