Setting meaningful goals

I call myself a goal 'skeptic'. I have never had success firstly in setting definable goals and secondly in achieving them.

I had assumed that it was partly due to my failure to see things through and always blamed myself for not being determined or focused enough.

However, do I (we) fail in achieving goals because I am (we) spineless?

Michael Melcher, thinks otherwise:

"Goals are more meaningful when they result
from your taking stock of where you actually are, which requires you to think
about how your life has developed over the past year."

The error isn't in my (our) ways, it lies in how I (we) set them.

This year, I have decided to set my goals starting from where I stand and not from where I need to be.