Here is a recipe for failure, how to not achieve a goal:
Avoid specificity. Be as vague as possible. Pursue your goals half-heartedly.
You cant do that.
See, your destination should determine how you act today.
If you are stuck, look to simplify for clarity.
But if you want my honest thoughts on this?
Goals are for losers.
Remember: specific, mindful motivation matters. It matters a great deal. We have to frame our goals ahead of time. Let them inform how we proceed. Let them inform how we allocate our precious cognitive resources. We have to think them through, write them down, to make sure they are as clear-cut as they can possibly be.
-Maria Konnikova, Mastermind