11 Realistic Goals for 2023 To Transform Yourself Completely

Updated On: December 24, 2022

Tired of giving up on your goals each year? It may be because they’re too harsh! Set these 11 practical goals for 2023 and transform yourself entirely.


Goals for 2023

Do you end every year carrying a heavy burden of unaccomplished goals and resolutions?

If yes, I am 110% sure that you feel extremely guilty and hold yourself accountable for your pathetic defeat!

But, you know what?

You may not be the only one behind your unaccomplished goals. Your goals themselves could be a massive contributor as well! 

You might be setting wrong, unrealistic, and unachievable goals every year!

So, in this post, I’ll be sharing a few simple and achievable goals for 2023 you can set anytime this year. Just replace them with some of your current goals, and you’ll be good to go.

It won’t be a massive list of 100+ goal ideas because it makes no sense, and I don’t want to confuse you. 

It would be just a straightforward list of 11 goals and how you can achieve them.  

Let’s dive right into it.

Set These 11 Easy & Practical Goals for 2023 To Become the Best Version of Yourself

1. Develop a “No-Quit” Mentality.

Let me ask you:- “Why do you quit?”

Just because your mind tells you to give up, Right? 
After a certain point, when you’re working on your success journey, your mind gets noisy and constantly repeats negative statements like, “I can’t do this,” or “this is impossible.” Further, you lose patience, accept your defeat, and back off.

Thus, why not create a goal that helps you continue on the journey to achieving success?

Sounds interesting, right?

So, Your first goal for 2023 could be to develop a “no-quit” mindset. A mindset that will help you excel in all the areas of life.

Once you develop a “no-quit” mindset:-

benefits of not giving up
  • You become disciplined.
  • You become fearless of lengthy and painful success journeys anymore.
  • External noise won’t affect your inner voice anymore.
  • You actually enjoy the journey.
  • You don’t always seek motivation outside. Instead, It lies inside.

Now you must be wondering, “How can you develop this mentality?”

I’ll answer. 
You have to repeat this magical spell 51 times a day:-“I won’t quit no matter what.”

Just kidding. It won’t work!

Here’s how to really develop it.

How To Achieve This Goal?

Simply telling yourself that you won’t give up isn’t enough. You need to justify it! 

You have to give your mind some powerful reasons why it should operate and favor you outside your comfort zone.

The success journey should look enjoyable and promising. You must have clarity on why you want to push forward in the tough times. What’s the result you’re getting after going through the discomfort?

Further, don’t set unrealistic goals on the journey that your mind completely refuses and says, “Hey, stupid! this is next to impossible.” Set achievable goals and deadlines so that your mind never loses the belief and thus never lets you quit.

2. Maintain a Work-Life Balance.

Do you remember the last time when you spent quality time with your family? 
I am talking about those moments when there was no work interfering between you and your family. It was just them and you.

If not, you could’ve left your personal life far beyond professional life.

Don’t worry. You can make it a goal for 2023 to maintain a proper work-life balance.

There are many reasons why maintaining a healthy work-life balance is vital.

  • It helps you avoid burnout. 
  • When you spend too much time working, you lose sight of other aspects of life. It becomes difficult to enjoy yourself and relax, which leads to stress and fatigue.
  • It allows you to focus on the most necessary things in life. You can finally stop worrying 24X7 about work and instead prioritize spending quality time with your family and friends.
  • It lets you achieve both personal and professional goals.

How To Achieve This Goal?

An often-overlooked reason “why you can’t stop juggling between work and life” is that you try to wind up a lot of work in a single go so you can rest later. However, once you accomplish that task, you’re assigned a new task and what you’ve planned earlier goes in vain.

So, what’s the solution?

Complete tasks at a natural pace! There’s no need to over-push yourself and burn out. 

These are a few more tips you can follow:-

  • Take breaks between your work. 
  • Set a time after which you won’t respond to work-related calls and emails.
  • Prioritize things. When it’s family time, don’t let your work interfere.
  • Manage your time well. Here’s a time management guide for you.

3. Stop Being a Robot. Start Being a Human.

Stop Being a Robot and Start Being a Human

While walking on the road to becoming a better version of yourself (or achieving success), there are times when you get insanely harsh on yourself. 

You can feel the immense pain, but don’t take a break. You skip meals, sleep less, beat yourself up, and feel guilty when you miss any of your daily goals.

What happens in the long run? 
You burn out and degrade your self-image! Your productivity, energy, and focus get all-time low. Sometimes, you even give up!

Ask yourself:-“Can I continue working on myself the way I do for the rest of my life?”

If your answer comes out to be a no, you may have turned into a robot.

So, do you really need to work 24X7, be super strict on yourself, and follow all your self-made rules and strategies?

Of course, not!

You need to love yourself and work under control if you want to cover long self-growth journeys without losing interest and patience. Your third goal for 2023 could be to stop being a robot and start being a human.

How To Achieve This Goal?

The best way to achieve this goal is to know your limits and acknowledge you’re a human.

Yeah, I know there’s a trend on social media that says “work like hell!” But in my opinion, it should be “work like hell but stay well!” 
My statement means you should push your limits to a level that you don’t burn out. It should simply be a healthy push, not a draining one.

There are three more simple things you may have to do to be a human again:-

  • Pat your back (reward yourself) whenever you accomplish any goals.
  • Eat and sleep properly; Cutting down on them isn’t worth it.
  • Relax often; Your mind really needs it.
  • Treat yourself gently. Give yourself love when your body demands it.
  • Stop beating yourself up for every single mistake.

4. Live Mindfully.

Do you find it extremely difficult to live in the present? I mean, do your thoughts keep juggling between past and future?

If yes, I can understand it must be pretty frustrating for you. Those unnecessary thoughts waste your time and hamper your focus.

So, what’s the solution? How can you start living in the present?
Just set a goal for 2023 to practice mindful living. Let me tell you a bit more about the concept.

Mindfulness is a state of being aware of what’s happening right now, including thoughts, feelings, sights, sounds, smells, and physical sensations.

When you live mindfully, you can be fully present in each moment rather than getting caught up in your past or future. You notice things that would otherwise go unnoticed, like the smell of freshly cut grass or the sound of rain falling on leaves. You’re better able to control your emotions, respond appropriately, and take action.

By living mindfully, you become happier, healthier, and more productive. You’re better able to control your emotions, respond appropriately, and take action. Further, you become better at making decisions because you’re not distracted by your own thoughts.

How To Achieve This Goal?

Mindfulness is a skill that anyone can learn. It doesn’t require any special training or expensive equipment, But it takes practice. So you need to set aside some time every day to practice mindfulness.

One of the best ways to begin practicing mindfulness is “mindful meditation.”

In mindful meditation, the goal is to sit quietly and pay attention to your breath. Focus on breathing deeply and slowly, and notice the sensations related to inhaling and exhaling.

If you get stuck in the past thoughts or the future worries, just notice them and let them go. Don’t judge yourself for having those thoughts. Instead, simply observe them and return to focusing on your breath.

Once you’ve done it for a few minutes, you’ll notice that you’re more calm and relaxed. You may even experience some pleasant effects, such as higher energy, enhanced sleep quality, and reduced anxiety.

You can practice mindfulness meditation anytime, anywhere. You don’t even have to meditate alone. You can meditate with friends, family, or pets.

I’ve shared a few other super exciting mindfulness activities in the post “mindfulness activities for adults.” Make sure to check them out too!  

5. Exercise Well BUT Avoid Losing Interest.

Everyone wants to be fit, but not everyone wants to exercise. 

Did you know that 90% of people who make gyming as their new year resolution quit the gym after the first three months! 

Give me an honest answer:-“Are you one of those 90% people too?”

If yes, don’t worry. We’ll fix it this year.

I don’t need to tell you the benefits of exercise because everyone knows them very well, so let’s get straight to the point.

You quit physical exercise because of a lack of patience, discipline, dedication, hard work, etc., Right?

What if you make it a goal for 2023 to develop an immense interest in daily exercise? What if you make it a part of your routine so you can’t stay without it?

Nothing would ever come your way, and you won’t quit!

How To Achieve This Goal?

Here’s how you can achieve the goal of exercising regularly without losing interest:-

fitness goals for 2023
  • Don’t make any unrealistic physique goals. For example, making a goal of losing 30 pounds in one month would be BULLSHIT.
  • When starting with exercising, don’t expect yourself to be perfect. Start with a mindset that you would make mistakes, and that’s okay.
  • Opt for a light exercise in the first few days. For example, don’t run for 60 minutes straight when you’ve never run before.
  • Develop strong willpower and internal motivation.
  • Don’t try to compare your physique with someone else’s physique. Realize you’re just starting.
  • Don’t consider exercise as something you will quit after attaining a specific physique. Instead, consider it your lifestyle.

6. Start Manifesting.

Did you know you’ve been creating most of your life subconsciously!

I’ll share an example.
Have you ever wanted something badly and actually received it unexpectedly?

It wasn’t magic. It was “manifestation.”

You focused so much on the thing that your subconscious mind started working on it and helped you make it real!

Now, what if you redirected all your thoughts in your favor? 
Your dreams, goals, and desires would come true, Right?

This redirection of thoughts can be called manifestation!

Before moving ahead, let me share the exact definition of manifestation.
Manifestation is when you consciously generate those thoughts in your mind that perfectly align with your desires. Further, those desires automatically turn into reality.

One of your goals for 2023 could be to start manifesting the things you want in life.

How To Achieve This Goal?

If you want to learn the detailed step-by-step manifestation process, check out my post, “how to manifest something by writing it down” and “how to manifest someone,” which will fulfill your need.

Note: Whenever you start manifestation, make sure to have unwavering faith in it. Else, you won’t succeed.

7. Maintain a Daily Journal.

Do you often find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts but have nobody with whom you can share them?

If yes, it’s the perfect time to start journaling!

One of your goals for 2023 could be to maintain a daily journal that would help you keep your thoughts organized. It would be a companion for you with which you’ll be sharing your everyday thoughts, feelings, and routine.

Keeping a daily journal would also help you to:-

benefits of keeping a daily journal
  • Set, keep track, and achieve your goals (if you choose to write your goals down).
  • Stay focused.
  • Remember the things you need to do.
  • Improve creativity.
  • Lower your stress levels.
  • You become more conscious and self-accountable.

The list of benefits doesn’t end here. As per Cambridge, expressive writing helps uplift mood, improve health, enhance working memory, etc.

How To Achieve This Goal?

It doesn’t matter whether you want to journal online or offline. You can use any writing tool to keep track of your life events. For example, you may want to use a pen and paper, a computer spreadsheet, or an online diary. Some people prefer to write in longhand, some use quick pointers, and others prefer typing.

Whatever method works for you, just be consistent with your journaling habits. 

In your journal, write the date at the top of the page. Frame a beautiful title (maybe the best part of your day, a quote, or a lesson). Further, write down everything that happened during the day. It includes events, thoughts, feelings, and conversations. 

Don’t worry about being perfect; freely record whatever comes to mind.

Bonus Tip:

After you’ve completed your day, take some time to think about your experiences. Ask yourself questions like: 

reflection questions
  • What did I learn today? 
  • What was challenging and what was enjoyable? 
  • What were my successes?
  • Where did I fail? 

By reflecting on your experience, you’ll gain valuable insights that can help you improve your life.

8. Be More Generous

First of all, let me clarify that being generous doesn’t only mean giving away money. It actually means being helpful, serving others in any possible way, and giving away whatever you can.

When you’re generous, you give freely, without expecting anything in return. However, utter happiness and loads of blessings shower on you automatically.

Being generous is a great way to build trust and relationships. Further, generosity is a powerful tool for building rapport and making friends.

People respond to generosity because it shows them that you care. They feel valued and loved. Also, they appreciate you for being thoughtful and considerate.

It seems pretty nice, right?
So, Becoming more generous could be an astonishing 2023 goal idea for you.

How To Achieve This Goal?

When helping others, ask yourself, “Am I doing it willingly?”

If the answer is “no,” you need to find out the reason first and fix it. For example, if you don’t have enough money to donate, you can skip to its alternative and spread some knowledge or skill you have mastered. 

If you want to be more generous willingly and don’t know what to do, these are the tips you can follow:-

  • Start thinking about ways by which you can help others. Once you find them, don’t wait. Take action right away.
  • Share knowledge. Helping others learn and grow is the ultimate form of generosity.
  • Do random acts of kindness. Random acts of kindness are giving away gifts that come from the heart. They’re not expected, so there’s no pressure.
  • Volunteer at NGOs.
  • Donate to charities.

9. Unplug From the Phone. Plug-In With Life.

Have you ever been to a concert?

If yes, you would have surely noticed a significant percentage of the audience making videos of the “stage performer” rather than actually enjoying it live.

Isn’t it weird?

In an era where technology and the internet are easily accessible, we are getting connected more on social media than in real life. We spend several hours checking our phones, tablets, laptops, and computers every day. Undoubtedly, The situation became even worse during the pandemic as people managed a lot of their work using smartphones.

If you are one of those technology addicts, you can set one of your goals for 2023 to live life unplugged.

Don’t know what it is? I’ll tell you.

“Living life unplugged” means being free from distractions. You don’t have to be glued to your smartphone all the time or worry about checking email or social media every five minutes.

When you’re unplugged, you relax and be fully present in the moment. You connect with people around you and appreciate the beauty of nature. You enjoy the simple things in life, like reading a book, playing board games, or taking a walk outside.

Unplugging gives you time to reflect, recharge, and reconnect with yourself and others. 
It’s a way to slow down and enjoy life.

How To Achieve This Goal?

Some people live life unplugged by moderating their technology use, while others simply cut it off for a few days.
As I don’t know how much daily technology use is necessary for you, you can pick up any of the above options (Prefer cut-off if possible).

Moving on, here are a few tips to help you live life unplugged:-

  • Go camping: This one’s a bit weird but quite exciting. Camping is a great way to disconnect from technology because there’s no electricity, Wi-Fi, and cell phone reception.
  • Get away from it all: Traveling is another great way to disconnect because it allows you to leave behind your daily routine and connect with nature.
  • Spend time with family: Go for an outing with your family in which nobody is allowed to use a phone or even click pictures.
  • Meditate: Get lost in the divine world of meditation.
  • Use apps: You can use specific apps to cut down or limit your smartphone usage completely.
  • Move from touch to press: Have a button mobile phone at your home which you can use in the “living life unplugged” phase.

Make sure to give this goal a shot. It’s actually fun!

10. Let Go of Some Control Over Life.

let go of some control over life

It is a fact that life doesn’t always work your way.

But the question is, how do you respond when things don’t go as planned? 

Do you feel sad and frustrated?
If yes, it may be because of your controlling nature over life.

When your life doesn’t work according to you, you get stuck in why did it happen? You keep wondering how your life could’ve been if things went as planned. Circling in these thoughts creates unnecessary frustration. 

Hence, you keep stressing over the things you couldn’t control in the past. And miss out on the opportunity to control your future too.

In 2023, why not learn to let go of some control over life?

I am not talking about complete surrender. 
Instead, I am talking about partial surrender so that you don’t worry about what happened in the past. Accept it as your fate and move on.

Before telling you how to achieve this goal, let me make you aware of a few more benefits of learning to let go:-

  • You live with much more joyfulness and peace.
  • You get used to facing unexpected life events.
  • You feel satisfied with your life’s direction.

How To Achieve This Goal?

The best part about achieving this goal is that you don’t need to do anything special. Intentionally, you just have to allow things in your life to flow. 

You might feel a bit nervous in the starting because of the unpredicted outcome. But once you observe things working out pretty well, you will get comfortable automatically.

During the process, if you start feeling uncomfortable, reach out to your loved ones who might console you and support you in the process.

11. Cultivate Self-Discipline.

Think about the last time you were tempted to eat junk food. 

Did you give in? Or did you say no and keep your resolve?

If you didn’t succeed at resisting temptation, the chances are that you weren’t disciplined enough.

Self-discipline is the ability to manage one’s own actions and behavior.

Self-discipline is vital because it helps us achieve goals. We need it to keep ourselves motivated and focused when things get tough. It is also necessary to avoid bad habits and temptations.

If we (humans) didn’t have self-discipline, we could’ve been animals running around eating grass and pooping in our pants.

Without self-discipline, you won’t be able to accomplish anything worthwhile, Right?
So why not make it a goal for 2023 to become highly self-disciplined?

How To Achieve This Goal?

First of all, let’s dive into the very basics of “self-discipline.”

What happens when you try to become more disciplined?
You get rid of your bad habits and form good ones.

In my opinion, the best way to form good habits is by using the “kaizen method” (I use this method myself).

When you use this method, you don’t look at the goal as a whole. Instead, you break it down into smaller parts, making it easier and faster to accomplish.

End of the Line

A goal without a deadline is just a dream.

~Robert Herjavec

Once you’ve come across all the 2023 goal ideas, the next step is to shortlist a few of them for yourself. 

Now, Don’t overwhelm yourself with a lot of goals at once. Instead, just pick up one at a time, tie it to a deadline, and start working on it.

It’s vital to take action today. Else, all these goals will turn into a forever unfulfilled wishlist. So, Don’t wait for the next year to arrive and achieve as much as you can this year.

I know it’s easy for you to smash all the goals for 2023.

Make it the brightest year of your life, mate!



Varun Pahwa

Varun Pahwa

Hi! I am Varun. I created Uprisehigh for you to share your life story & get answers to all your life problems. As your best friend, I’m committed to inspire you, simplify your life, and help you grow. Let’s stick together on this beautiful life journey, mate!


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