Rather than repeat what lot of well thought out recommendations and observations, I thought it more useful to point you to some good blog posts on the topic.
Seth Godin has a nice, brief post on goals:The Thing About Goals. It’s a fast read and makes a point about people who get things done: All have goals.
Over at thePower Of Less blog, by Leo Babauta, he offers great tips to help each of us achieve our goals. I’ve become a great fan of his blog and the Power Of Less offers great reminders and insight.
At Gill Corkindale’s Harvard Business Review blog, he offers a great tip:Schedule Regular Meetings With Yourself.
Goals are important. I’ve established mine, I’ll be talking about them in later posts.