This should be easy right, I mean it’s just saying you want something and then getting it… right?!
Sort of. Goals are tricky.
You set the wrong goal as I did when I said I wanted to be an engineer, and you end up leading yourself astray for a very long time. Example being I spent a year taking supplemental night school courses in physics and chemistry and a summer chemistry course (although I did meet an ex girlfriend in that class) all in pursuit of this goal of becoming an engineer. It was only after I applied to university that I realized I didn’t want to be an engineer I was just interested in the underlying principles behind it. But that awry goal set me astray for a while. Although even when you’re headed to the wrong place theres still lots to learn along the way.
So what’s the point of the aforeread ramble.
Set goals that are defined enough that you’ll know when you’ve achieved them, but loose enough in their requirements that you can pivot and adjust your course along the way. Case in point a current goal I have is to profit $1000 (that’s revenue after expenses) from my work online. That is to say self produced profit. Not payment from a direct exchange of my time with an employer. I’m sure you can see the near infinite number of ways I could achieve that goal, and the fact that I’ll know the moment I’ve achieved it. Simple eh?