Glossary Term: Goal

A goal is a desired outcome or result that a person sets for themselves. It's something that you strive to achieve and is often accompanied by a sense of personal satisfaction once it's reached.

Some common examples of personal goals include losing weight, quitting smoking, saving money, and learning a new skill. But really, any goal that matters to you can be classified as a personal goal.

The key to achieving your goals lies in developing a plan of action and then sticking to it. So if you're serious about accomplishing your personal goals, start by creating a roadmap outlining the steps you need to take to get there. And remember to celebrate each achievement along the way, small steps taken toward a larger goal.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
goal (noun)
a) the terminal point of a race
b) an area to be reached safely in children's games
the end toward which effort is directed - aim
a) an area or object toward which players in various games attempt to advance a ball or puck and usually through or into which it must go to score points
b) the act or action of causing a ball or puck to go through or into such a goal
c) the score resulting from such an act intention
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
goal (noun)
something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne ( bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thing
grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminus
name of the game
means, method, way