Focusing on reaching your goals is an important part of living a successful life, but are your current goals even attainable? Reassess your plans for the future and eliminate any unrealistic goals that you've set for yourself. Yes, you can get that job, but it might not pay what you expect. You can lose that weight, but it's going to take you a little bit longer than you thought. Get more realistic and patient about your aims or you're just setting yourself up for disappointment.