Oh the dreaded goals...@robgale, I'm sort of like you. I think goals are a great idea, but I totally fight the restrictions that goals place. It's like part of me is afraid I'm focusing on the wrong goal and missing out on something else that would be better. I end up working on three different things, and not doing any of them very well.
I'm trying to keep in mind a saying - something like, if you chase two rabbits at the same time, both will escape.
So, for me, making some decisions (goals) is my goal! I've got to stop wasting time with indecision and excuses, go ahead and keep making art. Avoid getting sidetracked with other stuff.
A good second goal is to change my mindset. Expect that I'll make some awful images along the way, and remember that it's all a learning process. Stop getting stuck with the negative self talk over every bad painting, and keep trying to improve.