My Biggest Goal in Life

Alykhan Gulamali
Atomic Improvement
Published in
2 min readAug 9, 2022


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My biggest goal is to achieve financial independence.

I’ve been thinking about this goal for a long time. Since age 19 or 20, maybe even earlier.

I still think about it almost every day.

I think about my typical weekday and what that would look like.

I’d wake up without an alarm after a full 8 hours of sleep, well-rested and feeling amazing.

Then, I’d have the freedom to work or not work.

If I work, I’d decide what to work on.

In addition to what I do, all aspects of my work life would be self-directed. I’d decide who I work with, when I work, etc.

If I choose not to work, I’d spend time with my family, exercise in the middle of the day, read a book, learn a new skill, or watch a movie.

Some people might say, “What’s to stop you from living this lifestyle now?”

My honest answer is that I wouldn’t be able to provide for my family if I did this.

I’ve made some money online, so I’m confident that I can get there, but not nearly enough at this time.

Since I am extremely risk averse, my ideal situation is to have enough passive income coming in so that I don’t have to rely on any type of “work”…



Alykhan Gulamali
Atomic Improvement

Author of Calorie Counting Made Easy and The Effort Matrix. Over 4M views in health, finance, and productivity. Trying not to suck at life.