A goal is a desired result an animal or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve—a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.
It is roughly similar to purpose or aim, the anticipated result which guides reaction, or an end, which is an object, either a physical object or an abstract object, that has intrinsic value.
Famous quotes containing the word goal:
“When we have a great goal we are superior even to justice, not merely to our deeds and our judges.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Postmodern agenda: the peep show is the art form; the voyeur is the protagonist; the goal is excitement from a safe distance; the alibi is that its all ironic.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)
“Preschool children are more sophisticated than toddlers.... Your goal as a parent is to nurture the childs desire to be a self-starter and help him begin to adopt some of your attitudes and values, but without humiliating the child or suppressing his newfound assertiveness”
—Lawrence Balter (20th century)