If you want to go to Heaven, then you want to be a saint. Period. The Catholic Church’s teaching on this is clear – anyone in Heaven is a saint! No, you don’t have to start a religious order with 5,000 active religious sisters like Mother Teresa to become a saint. And no, you don’t have to be the third longest reining pope in history like John Paul II to be one either.
To become a saint, we simply need to turn our day and week and life over to God, utilizing the gifts and passions He’s given us (however meaningful or meaningless we think they are) for the service of the Church here on earth. And in return, we will receive the greatest gift there is—God Himself in Heaven.