Thinking about potential failure would also enable you to do better and conduct measures to actually prevent it from coming your way. Be informed that there are people who do not want to set their goals because they are afraid of dealing with failures in advance. Optimism could greatly help, but practicality, truthfulness and being accepting of the circumstances and the inevitable would also benefit your greatly. The most important thing you have to consider is that the process of attaining your career goal is a journey. When you are in a journey, you are open to almost everything, every stimulus, every possibility. This in turn will enrich you during the journey. You can use all the information you get along the way to assess and re-assess your career, and review, from time to time, your earlier career goal, and make improvements, revisions, or additions, as needed. When this happens, you only need to go back to your master list, what was the final goal? Then re-arrange the smaller goals that were supposed to lead you to the ultimate goal. Goal setting is more effective in this way. It is true that goals that are too high need an equally huge investment in your part, but this is nevertheless doable. Start with the personal goals. Set a personal lifetime goal. You will be amazed to find out that unconsciously, you are setting lower level plans or goals to make your major life goals achievable. Consider what you really like to achieve in your life. Be specific and realistic. You would not want to rule the whole world someday for sure. Remember that diamonds, more than their cut, are greater prized and treasured for their clarity. Diamonds with yellow, blue ang green hues are simply alluring. But 'alluring' is not what to do with your business goal. What the above statement means is that what you want and what you need is a business plan that is clear from the onset, in order for the internal factors of your business to run smoothly. For example, losing weight would entail a great, carefully planned and tested diet. Gaining muscles would require more physical agility exercises that sometimes could be too hard, tiring, and could even lead to muscle or joint injuries. Considering the endless negative and destructive possibilities of the fitness goal setting programs would lead you to really set an appointment with your doctor, nutritionist or other experts.