They Don\'t Know How. People often do not practise goal setting because they simply do not know how to go about it. Many times people are under the impression that they do have goals, while actually they only have a series of vague dreams or wishes like \"To be happy\" or \"To make a lot of money\".
Outcome goals are most often subject to others and to the environment. The greater the attainability of a goal through yourself only _ I.e. Your own performance _ the more you are in control of goal achievement. Goals that have a high dependence on others and/or external circumstances are considerably more difficult to influence. As an extreme example, one survey participant has goal to win the lottery! Now there are certain things that you can do to increase the likelihood of this becoming reality, buying tickets is a useful component, but how many? Interestingly, another participant who had a \'money\' goal did indeed achieve their goal _ through winning the lottery! Though that wasn\'t the original plan and they rated themselves \'somewhat satisfied\' in having completely achieved their goal.