\"A man without a goal, you are like a ship without a rudder.\" Thomas Carlyle _ You know people, perhaps yourself, who would be lost without a \"To Do\" list. Daily, weekly, monthly tasks that result in specific intended results. Many people will consider this as their goals. Indeed, you can call them \'goals\' if you wish. But I want to distinguish this concept further. I call these daily, weekly, monthly tasks \"Outcomes\" _ they are important steps on the way to achieving goals but they are a small part of the overall intended result.
The reason for being pedantic at this stage is to stress that we refer (in English) to goal as both an entity and as the intended result of our actions. For the purposes of this article, I refer to goal as both _ an entity that we are able to describe in one or more of the five senses we enjoy and as a specific, intended result. I believe that it is critical that a goal can be described in one or more of our senses _ otherwise we will never know what it is.