Very often, it takes risk and hard work just to be able to see where you want to go. I always have a few different aspirations for each area of my life, be that personal or professional. Sometimes my goals are fixed, and sometimes I let the path along the road to an objective take me in a new direction. Sometimes my wants and needs change and I leave goals behind that aren't compatible, and sometimes, I just forget about them and find new ones.
I often can get in my own way when it comes to achieving goals, I think many of us do that. I just try to set myself up with the best look forward I can have in the moment, so I can get a glimpse of where I'm headed. That often serves as motivation and a remind of why I set out in the first place.