I was playing golf the other day and I noticed how one attains a goal in this endeavor. Golf first and foremost is a "now centered" activity. The object of the game is to play 18 holes in less strokes than your nearest opponent. Victory in golf is not based on an absolute score, rather it is relative to your opponents score on that day.
The magic of golf as it relates to goal setting is that it breaks down the process to a very specific action. Swinging the golf club at this ball in this precise location as it attempts to find its way to the green and ultamitely into the cup.