Goal creation, planning, and execution is tricky. Starting in 2010, every year on my birthday I would set annual goals. I called them "flexi plans" because I know that change is inevitable. In 2015 created a 5-year goal projection. I wished to get married to my high-school sweetheart, own two dogs, clear majority of my OSAP loan, and take a trip to Japan. *PFFFFTTT* Zero of four have been completed within the past 5 years - all goals were very possible, but didn't happen.
This year I created an 11 year projection with the help of this article, by Melissa Joy Kong, called The Most Effective Goal Setting Plan You'll Ever Find.