Attaining of goals is a defined process that helps to increase outcomes. It isn't about shooting in the dark in hopes of blindly tripping over your goals. A little planning can go a long way in fostering positive outcomes. The SMART goal setting technique can help you define what you want to do and in the time frame you want.
Specific: Be specific and write down exactly what you want. Don't be too broad.
Measurable: Your goals should be measurable.
Attainable: Your goals should be reasonable and realistic.
Time Bound: Make sure that you have a specific time-frame to complete your goals or they will go on forever and not be achieved.