Goal setting is vital to long-term success. Nobody can dispute this and any who do will base their arguments on philosophical nonsense. If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll never get there.
Targets are not the same thing as goals. Goals contain a measure of optimism and ambition. Targets, on the other hand, imply a requirement. A requirement is to be considered done before it is even done. It is not an option.
Implementing targets to complete goals is a useful tool which will work every time and in all circumstances, personal and professional.