We know that learning anything new takes time, effort, courage, focus, persistence, a can-do attitude, and other such heroic attributes. If we're lucky enough to be born with legs that work, while learning to walk, we'll fall down many times before we can successfully master the apparently simple art of putting one foot in front of the other and staying vertical at the same time.
In the lightest sense, a goal is simply something we want to achieve, yes? A desired outcome. However, often, when we "set ourselves a goal", after our initial burst of enthusiasm, we may just be "treading water", or "going through the motions". At these times, often life gets in the way and our heart may no longer be in the goal that we initially thought we wanted to achieve. To state a commitment is easy, while taking the required action that ensures the goal is actually met, is something else entirely. To fully achieve any goal, I believe we need three ingredients: