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:
“The goal is to know how not-to-know.”
—D.H. (David Herbert)
“Work, as we usually think of it, is energy expended for a further end in view; play is energy expended for its own sake, as with childrens play, or as manifestation of the end or goal of work, as in playing chess or the piano. Play in this sense, then, is the fulfillment of work, the exhibition of what the work has been done for.”
—Northrop Frye (19121991)
“Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homeworkan inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self- sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.”
—Betty Friedan (b. 1921)