Goals is a tricky subject because it takes on so many different aspects when picking just one to work on. The first thing you need to address is to know where you want to go and is it realistic. An example of that is when I decided to lose some weight about 3 years ago.
I started out thinking that I would lose some 10 pounds a month and it would take me two months to get off the 20 pounds I wanted to lose. When I got together with the group that was going to go through the book Lose it for Life by Stephen Arterburn I was made very aware by my buddies that my goal was totally unrealistic. After all I had not done the weight game before.
The surprise was when I realized by going through the book for the summer that my weight was not about the food but it was my relationship with the food, which is for another topic for another day. By the way I did reach my goal by the end of summer, kept it off for 3 years and did it the healthy way with some incredible friends.
So when you look at your goals in anything that you do remember that you need to make that goal a realistic goal. You have a better chance of achieving it if you do.