By definition, a goal is a desire, a wish. A goal is something that is possible to achieve. What is the difference between the person who is going to achieve their goals and the one who will not?
Their plan to victory.
Yes, the plan. You want to accomplish an Ironman? Wow! You want to start your own business? Perfect! Now, how are you going to make it happen? What is your plan?
Just to be clear, I talk about strategy rather than a training plan. What are the concrete actions you will do in order to be ready for when the right moment will come? I only realized I needed a plan when I started doing triathlons. My agenda became my best ally.