Goal

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.

Read more about Goal:  Goal Setting, Short-term Goals, Personal Goals, Personal Goal Achievement and Happiness, Self-Concordance Model, Goal Management in Organizations

Famous quotes containing the word goal:

    What is done for science must also be done for art: accepting undesirable side effects for the sake of the main goal, and moreover diminishing their importance by making this main goal more magnificent. For one should reform forward, not backward: social illnesses, revolutions, are evolutions inhibited by a conserving stupidity.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    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 it’s all ironic.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    What, girl, though grey
    Do something mingle with our younger brown, yet ha’ we
    A brain that nourishes our nerves, and can
    Get goal for goal of youth.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)