Setting meaningful, motivational goals heals by reducing depression and fear. It generates balance by creating a foundation for life that creates structure and stability. It transforms by the process of working toward goals, achieving them, or re-evaluating and changing goals as they are either attained or discarded.
Goals can be personal, professional, or collective. Personal and professional goals focus on self-development while collective goals expand our sense of self by creating life meanings that transcend our personal interests and priorities.
Goals that are functional and stand the tests of time are SMART:
Time-Bound (Both short-term and long-term)