Outcome goals _ some issues _ The problem facing many people with regard to \'Outcome\' goals is that there is an element that is outside the power of the individual. An example of the potential issues with an \'outcome\' goal comes from a rather sad testimony from one particular research participant: \"My goal was to have ū million in the bank for my retirement by age 55. I achieved my goal with great satisfaction early at age 43. Unfortunately my bank was at the centre of a fraud and went under. 16 years later, I am still working and slowly rebuilding my goal. So, goals are important and we need to know what we want to achieve in life _ just choose a goal only including yourself and don\'t leave all of it in one place.\"
On the horizon is a mountain, its peak visible on this glorious day. It is your goal. You are aiming to reach the peak of this mountain. According to the dictionary the goal is the mountain peak. According to the encyclopedia, the intended result is that you reach the mountain peak as a result of the journey (intended strategy) you are making. What\'s important, the existence of the goal or the journey to its attainment? Let me refer briefly back to soccer... Is the existence of the goal at the end of the pitch the thing that makes the game, or is it the strategy (and tactics) employed by players to score (reach) the goal?