John Maxwell poses this question quite often but the more I have experienced this I totally understand it now. He is absolutely right and it goes back to a premise I totally support: It boils down to attitude in almost every case. Goals are great as is personal and organizational growth however too many focus on the goals and lose sight of the growth.
How do you develop goals? Do you create or refresh them quarterly, annually or never? What happens when you reach a goal? How many goals do you set for yourself or your team on a regular basis? Who do you share your goals with and how do you let people help you reach them? All of these are valid questions that we should be asking ourselves but keep this in mind; each of these goals is a destination! Once you have reached that destination, multiple things can occur ranging from celebration to depression depending on how focuses you were on that particular goal.