Goals aren't for achieving
I wish I'd known this years ago. I used to hate goals because I felt like a failure if I didn't achieve them. But the purpose of goals is actually to see who we can become in the process of reaching for them.
Jim Rohn, perhaps the most quoted personal growth legend: “The real value in setting goals is not in their achievement. The acquisition of the things you want is strictly secondary. The major reason for setting goals is to compel you to become the person it takes to achieve them."