There is nothing that can be done about setting the wrong goals, except change them.
For some people that is hard to do. It is hard because they are so focused on those set goals and do not realize they are the wrong goals. For some it is hard because they feel like they would be quitters if they changed their goals. Then there is the obvious person pursuing the wrong goals because someone told them they were the right goals to have in life.
Then there is the rest of society with one goals make it through the week; which is also a bad goal.
Here is the truth: the hardest part about goal setting is getting real with yourself.
You have to not only know your why, but you also have to know how hard you are willing to work to accomplish the goal. The ground work begins with a paper, pencil, and questions, soul searching. Out of that you will get better and authentic goals.