Identifying suitable goals is obviously an important part of personal productivity; there's little point in honing skills in the pursuit of a pointless goal.
Whilst the selection of appropriate goals is likely to be a matter of personal choice, for those who don't have an obvious vocation the selection of goals is not necessarily obvious.
Are there particular types of goal that give people greater satisfaction in the overall productivity of their lives?
Additional elaboration* There seems to be some confusion about what I am looking for.
When I say 'types of goal', imagine something broadly similar to Maslow's hierarchy of needs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs). Many of the goals people say they want I consider meaningless (e.g., 'a million dollars'): does this really provide much satisfaction once basic needs are met? Often social science findings can be unituitive, for example having children does not make people happier*.
*If you think this is obvious, I recommend Duncan Watts "Everything is Obvious: *Once you know the answer" (seee New York Times review).