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21 Goals to Achieve While I’m 21

21 Goals to Achieve While I’m 21

I’m turning 21 this week and I’ve been thinking a lot about who I am and who I want to be in the future.

I’ve decided to set 21 goals to achieve while I’m 21 because I want to try to be the best person I can be.

Hopefully this inspires you with setting your goals!

Here are 21 goals I want to achieve while I’m a 21 year old.


1. Be punctual

It’s always better to be early than on time.


2. Be more confident in social situations

The more you talk to people, the less awkward you’ll become.


3. Don’t talk about other people unless you have something positive to say

Promote the good in other people instead.


4. Be a better listener

Listen to what people have to say, don’t just hear it.


5. Stop thinking everyone is out there to hurt you

There are many bad people in this world, but at the same time, there are many good people.


6. Don’t ask for someone else’s opinion if you don’t want to hear what they have to say

If you don’t wanna hear it, don’t ask about it.


7. Always try to think positively

As Roald Dahl wrote, “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”


8. Don’t let negative people bring you down

“If you’re happy with what you’re doing and it’s working for you, please don’t allow anyone else to tell you your path is wrong.” –Anonymous

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9. Be more organized

Schedule things better and keep your space cleaned.

Good organization has a snowball effect on other parts of your life.


10. Don’t assume or jump to conclusions

Hear people out first.


11. Stand up for yourself

“Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.” –Anonymous


12. Try not to be so stubborn

See things from other people’s perspectives, not just your own.


13. Be honest

The truth will always come out in one way or another.


14. Take better care of your health

Eat healthier and work out more.

You’re happier when you’re healthier.


15. Stay modest

With hard work comes great success, but you must always remember to stay modest.


16. You don’t need to prove yourself to anyone

You know your own strengths.


17. When in doubt, always be the better person

“If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others.” –Anonymous


18. Learn to have healthy arguments and communicate better

Fighting with loved ones isn’t healthy.


19. Take criticism and learn to improve from it

Don’t be so easily offended.

Try to improve the things people criticize you about.


20. Make time for the people you love

They won’t be around forever.


21. Love yourself

It’s important.


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These are some goals I hope to achieve while I’m a 21 year old.

You won’t always achieve every single one of your goals perfectly, but no matter what, you’re gaining experience and learning from it.

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You can mould your life according to your successes and failures.

It’s your life you’re living, so you might as well make the best of it.

What are some goals for a 21 year old to achieve? Are there any other goals you have on your list to achieve in your 20s? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

We all want to strive to become better people for ourselves and our loved ones. Here are some goals to achieve while you're in your twenties!