As it is said, a person without goals is a person without the most basic need of breathing. And this is how goals turn out to make something out of your life. One of the most advocated ways to achieve these goals, as stated by many philosophers is the SMART way.
Well, SMART way can be said when life can be broken down as being Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and time framed. But sometimes, even when the plans are broken down to specific and measurable bits along with being realistic and achievable with perfect notions of keeping track of it, they fail. And it is not entirely your fault. It is just that you have missed one important letter while on your way to achieve your plan and that was, “Accountability”.