My writing on goals emphasizes goal management instead of the usual: goal planning, goal setting, etc. This is more than just a linguistic or SEO choice.
You plan a birthday party, then it happens.
You set a doctor’s appointment, then it happens.
But goals are different beasts: They take on different forms. They change entirely. They are dropped in favor of other, more important goals. They become moot, null, etc. And we rarely pursue one at a time; our lives are too complicated for that. They overlap and compete and a million other things.
In short: they must be managed. Goals are more like finances and lawns than birthday parties and doctor’s appointments.