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How to Change Your Sim's Lifetime Wish

by: Sheri Newton ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

The Sims 3 has a very large variety of lifetime wishes available for you to create unique Sims that aspire to many different things. Sometimes though, Sims pick the wrong choice in life and need to start a new lifetime wish. Find out how to change your Sim’s wish with this guide!

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    The Sims 3 Lifetime Wishes

    The Sims 3 lets Sims have goals and aspirations. This is known as a “Lifetime Wish” and Sims strive to fulfill this wish. The wish isn’t necessarily associated with their career, though most are. When a Sim accomplishes their lifetime wish, they are awarded with a very large amount of “Lifetime Happiness Points” (even more points if the Sim also has the “Ambitious” trait).

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    The Sims 3 Lifetime Wishes Available

    Sims are all different, and just like real people, Sims want to fulfill different wishes in life to make them happy. Here are the current lifetime wishes available in The Sims 3:

    • Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder
    • Become a Master Thief
    • Become a Superstar Athlete
    • Become an Astronaut
    • Bottomless Nectar Cellar – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • Celebrated Five-Star Chef Sims 3 Cooking 
    • CEO of a Mega Corporation
    • Chess Legend
    • Culinary Librarian
    • Descendant of Da Vinci – (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • Distinguished Director – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
    • Emperor of Evil
    • Fashion Phenomenon – also known as Stylist Profession (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • Firefighter Super - (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • Forensics Specialist – Dynamic DNA Profiler
    • Gold Digger
    • Golden Tongue / Golden Fingers
    • Great Explorer – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • Heartbreaker
    • Hit Movie Composer – works with Music Career track
    • Home Design Hotshot – (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • Illustrious Author
    • International Super Spy
    • Jack of All Trades
    • Leader of the Free World
    • Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
    • Living in the Lap of Luxury
    • Martial Arts Master – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • Master Mixologist – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
    • Master Romancer – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
    • Master of the Arts The Sims 3 Jam Session at Eugis 
    • Monster Maker – (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • One Sim Band – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
    • Paranormal ProfiteerGhost Hunter profession (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • Perfect Mind, Perfect Body
    • Pervasive Private Eye - (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • Physical Perfection – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • Presenting the Perfect Private Aquarium
    • Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law – (requires The Sims 3: Ambitions)
    • Private Museum – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • Professional Author
    • Renaissance Sim
    • Rock Star
    • Seasoned Traveler – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • Sim-eater – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
    • Star News Anchor
    • Super Popular Sims 3 Death Flower Gardening 
    • Superstar Actor – (requires The Sims 3: Late Night)
    • Surrounded by Family
    • Swimming in Cash
    • The Perfect Garden – great for those that love plants!
    • The Tinkerer
    • Visionary – (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • World Class Gallery – works with Photography skill (requires The Sims 3: World Adventures)
    • World-Renowned Surgeon
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    How to Change Your Sim’s Lifetime Wish

    If you want to change your Sim’s lifetime wish, it isn’t that difficult to do anymore. You will need to work on fulfilling some of their happiness wishes in order to gain 10,000 points to spend on the “Change Lifetime Wish” reward though. This reward allows you to change your Sim’s lifetime wish to whatever they want to pursue. The Change Lifetime Wish reward is available for Child Sims and older. It disappears as a choice though once you achieve your Sim’s lifetime wish.

    With the update to The Sims 3 Late Night expansion pack, Sims now can change their Sims 3 lifetime wishes to anything they want. Before the Late Night expansion pack, Sims were only able to change their wish to one that went with their Sims 3 traits.