Rome wasn't built in a day. Having goals and being passionate about them is just as respectable as completing the goal. Having goals shows that you have ambition. Also, when you tell others about your goals with passion it shows that you have drive.
Don't get caught up in the thought that the world is keeping score. There is no one out there with a check list keeping track of what you do and don't because sometimes when you are working on a goal you may reach a point where you no longer want what you were working for - let's not get it twisted - if your goal is to quit drinking or doing drugs - those types of goals need to be completed for your health and well being. Also, if you have one or both of those goals - CALL AUNTIE SHIA - she's here for you. But seriously, sometimes your initial goal can morph into something new or you realize that the end result isn't really what you wanted and you then reevaluate and form a new goal. In all actuality, this realization shows that you are growing as a person which is precisely the reason for making goals.
Even though there is no one keeping score, you have to complete some goals for three reasons. One is the satisfaction you get when you work hard and see results keeps you empowered. Goals can be anything you want to make happen in your life. It doesn't all have to be super serious like becoming the first female President but boy Aunt Shia would be so proud. Seriously, just anything that improves or enriches your life and makes you happy. Second is the happiness you get from completing it. It always just seems that when people get depressed it is because they feel like they have nothing to live for. So always keep your life on a happy track by working on goals. Third is the pride in yourself you achieve. It's all well and good for others to be proud of you but to actually be proud of yourself is a different level. Pride in yourself is more important. You have to love yourself and love being who you are, your goals make you ... you.
Keep track of your goals. Right now you all are receiving gold stars for your accomplishments and you feel the reward by seeing that gold star which is precisely why you need to keep track of your goals. You have to see the successes. Goals can have milestones on the way so seeing how far you have come keeps you moving in the right direction. You know Auntie Shia is part of the 20th century where we liked to write stuff down and see it but now in the 21st century you probably have an app for that. Whatever way you keep track ... keep it up.
Last but not least, don't forget you can always tell Aunt Shia about your goals and I'll always be here cheering you on! Love my girls!!