What is goal?

  • (noun): The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it.
    Synonyms: end
    See also — Additional definitions below

Goal

A goal is a desired result an animal or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve—a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.

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Theory Of Constraints - History - Key Assumption
... Before the goal itself can be reached, necessary conditions must first be met ... For most businesses, the goal itself is to make money ... is a necessary condition for pursuing the goal ...
Icing (ice Hockey)
... a player shoots the puck across at least two red lines, the opposing team's goal line being the last, and the puck remains untouched ... not icing if the puck is shot from behind the halfway line into the goal, or when the shot must be played by the opposing team's goaltender to keep it out of the net ... In the former case with a shot puck crossing the goal line completely, the goal is counted ...
Daruma Doll - Physical Features and Symbolism - Eyes
... round blank white eyes" as a means to keep track of goals or big tasks and motivate them to work to the finish ... The recipient of the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it ... In this way, every time they see the one-eyed Daruma, they recall the goal ...
West Coast Eagles - Individual Awards - Goal of The Year Winners
... The Goal of the Year is awarded to the player judged to have kicked the best goal during a particular season Ben Cousins – 1999 Mark Merenda – 2001 Daniel Kerr – 2003 Chris Judd – 2005 ...
Yeom Ki-Hun - International Goals
... Results list South Korea's goal tally first ... Competition June 29, 2007 Seogwipo Iraq 1 goal 3-0 Friendly match February 20, 2008 Chongqing North Korea 1 goal 1-1 2008 East Asian Cup February 23, 2008 Chongqing Japan 1 goal 1-1 2008 East Asian Cup ...

More definitions of "goal":

  • (noun): A successful attempt at scoring.
    Example: "The winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
  • (noun): The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey).
    Synonyms: finish, destination
  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points.

Famous quotes containing the word goal:

    The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced—by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    The common goal of 22 million Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America until our human rights are first restored. We will never be recognized as citizens there until we are first recognized as humans.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

    In the years of the Roman Republic, before the Christian era, Roman education was meant to produce those character traits that would make the ideal family man. Children were taught primarily to be good to their families. To revere gods, one’s parents, and the laws of the state were the primary lessons for Roman boys. Cicero described the goal of their child rearing as “self- control, combined with dutiful affection to parents, and kindliness to kindred.”
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)