Goals bring things to light.
Goals focus attention and fire up creative energy, providing concrete benefits along the way: food, clothes, shelter, jobs, health, wealth, relationships, homes, cars, toys. Lots of physical gains. All good stuff.
But that's only a bit of the point. The bigger point of a goal is this:
It's the difference it spurs us on to make in our own lives and others', the difference that gives our life meaning.
And, what we learn about ourselves and our process, in the process, makes the difference.
It's learning to expand into our best creative Selves; to expand our ability to love ourselves, to love others, to love our life; to contribute our creativity, "crea-ductivity," and joy in life; to shine and share our own Light during this short "season" we have here.