Why do we set goals and targets for ourselves?

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner (Q): We are too concerned about our society or the people around ourselves. So, whatever they say, like, a particular thing is the best, so, we start thinking in that direction. We get so-called motivated by them to achieve that thing. So, I guess ‘A’, make targets first, and ‘B’, move…