Our goals are to push forward, not pull back.
You shouldn't change your goals simply because they don't fit into someone else's plans.
Even Buddhism - originally destitute of ceremonial - has adopted the pilgrimage; and the secondary tradition makes Buddha himself determine its goals: the place where he was born, where he first preached, where the highest insight dawned on him, and where he sank into Nirvana.
Life sometimes got in the way of their goals, but they learned to be resilient.
The enigmatic Tim's request for a favor was readily granted after three generations of both their families working together towards the PMF's goals of national unity.
She was a master at building her own moral roadblocks, placing her goals frustratingly out of reach.
Her erotic dreams were proof that he was becoming more than a friend to her, and that thought was troubling - both from the standpoint of her goals, and the fact that she was setting herself up for rejection.
Wouldn't it be foolish to abandon the carefully laid plans that had helped her achieve her goals in the first place?
In my experience, people who challenge themselves and strive for goals are happier and healthier than those who don't.
You love your country's ideals, goals, values, and aspirations.
Whose goals are we talking about here, mine or yours?