MEAN goals vs. END goals
Money, degrees, jobs- tangible "S.M.A.R.T" goals: these are not end goals, they are means goals. Why do you want more money? Why do you want a new car, or a promotion? Why do you want to lose 10lbs or have a 6 pack?
End goals are typically feeling oriented. When you throw out the bullshit measure of happiness via societal pressures and dig into why you want what you want, you're left with an end goal. End goals are true human happiness: experiences, growth (self-actualization), and contribution (how can you leave a mark on the world?).
Escape the outside-in hoax perpetuated by modern society; look inside of you and ask yourself what your higher self is longing for. Means goals become a byproduct of end goals. You'll make the money, you'll get the promotion, the body will come; it's when you focus on the people, the places, giving back, and doing good, when you focus on the end goals- the experiences, the growth, and the contribution- that the universe unfolds in your favour, and the means goals just happen a a bi-product of your alignment.