Inappropriate goals can sometimes be result of failure mechanisms:  insecurity, uncertainty, and resentment.  Inner inadequacies don’t meet challenges.  Criticizing self constantly due to setting impossible expectations.  Feelings of insecurity causes me to fall short of potential, indecisiveness due to fear of being wrong because I allow  wrong choices destroy idealized picture of myself; keeping me in fear of taking plunge.  Feel victim of injustice.  But errors in judgment may be unavoidable at times; and that goes for everyone.  There are no perfect people.  Therefore, see self at best and keep that picture upper-most in thoughts.