“The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them you immediately begin to create momentum.”
Goals that are too far over the horizon are hard to use to motivate yourself to do the things that need to be done now. Taking that goal and breaking it into the building blocks that you can focus your energy on is what really matters.
The Nike slogan says it best. “Just do it.” If you don’t you can’t build the momentum you need and you have no one to blame but yourself.