A man without a goal is a man without direction. This isn't groundbreaking news. Yet, most people wander aimlessly in their personal and professional lives everyday. While in college, I learned that you must set a goal if you expect to achieve any type of success. Success doesn't always mean that you need to reach the goal. The fight towards the goal is sometimes more rewarding than the reward itself.
My ultimate goal in business is to be acquired by my hero's company, Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett is my hero and I try to run my business as if he were my boss. I've never met him and I doubt that I ever will meet him. However, every decision that I make is based on the assumption that he is watching me. This may sound a little weird to you some of you. Heck, it sounds a little weird to me once I think about it. But, it works.
There's only one way to be purchased by Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett tells you how right here. We've obviously got a long way to go. A real long way. But that's what goals are for.
Find your goal. Work toward it every day. You may or may not achieve your goal. It doesn't matter. The most important part is the struggle.