Wholesome Goal-setting

Shivakumar Narayanan
1 min readJun 7, 2021


Sometimes you find words that impact you, sometimes words find you. But I always believe that if a message has to reach you, it will do so through unimaginable messengers if you are just tuned to ‘listening’ without bias.

I worked over the last few months on my personal, professional, and financial goals for the next five years and then broke it down to what I need to accomplish in Year 1, Year 3, etc. These five-year goals are still a work in progress, and I will complete them by this month and review it with my mentor.

I wondered if there is a more thoughtful way to think of another layer against the Personal, Professional, and Financial bucket. Creativity, Health, Money being some of the keywords.

While I was thinking about it, my teenage daughter comes and tells the following four lines(as her focus/goals in life):

Something that could make me money in the future

Something that will keep my body fit

Something that will enhance my creativity

Something that will improve my mental health

Note: She later mentioned she found it on the internet and that it spoke to her heart.

How wonderful is it? It spoke to what I felt my heart was trying to understand. Money, Fitness, Creativity, and Mental Health!

We could translate this even to prioritizing our daily, weekly, or monthly time against tasks.



Shivakumar Narayanan

Intuitive Problem Solver, ENTP, Experimentalist, People-Process-Product-Profit, Otherish Giver, Currently at MulticoreWare Inc!