To begin clarifying your goals, you need to see the end product of what you desire. If this is unclear, all the steps to setting and fulfilling your goals will be frustrating and confusing. You will not be sure if what you are doing is bringing you closer to the goal or taking you away from it. You cannot afford to be distracted with unrelated tasks when it comes to reaching your life goals. Every moment is a precious gift. Don’t squander them.
For example, one of my goals is to finish the first draft of my next book by a certain date. The first draft is a smaller piece of the end product, which is a published book ready for my readers to enjoy. If I decided to write a poem instead, that will not bring me closer to my end product. I may write the poem, but I will not have a published book. Procrastinating is also a time waster. You can never get those gifts back.
Draw or write down the big picture of your goal and keep it in front of you until it is manifested. See the end and know for certain that the action steps you are taking will bring about the end you desire.