What if you thought of your “goals” as “projects”?
This forces you to get specific and remove emotion, fear and being overwhelmed.
For anything you want to do or accomplish, get out a pad and paper and start writing…
What’s my desired objective? How will I measure it’s success? What are the steps necessary to achieve it? What are the deadlines? How will I evaluate my progress? How will I iterate?
Read this excellent post from Seth Godin. Also check out his list of 35 plus years of projects. Notice how many of them didn’t work out as planned, yet he persevered and returned the next year with a different project.
Drip by drip. Step by step. Project by project. It all adds up to a lifetime of meaningful work, growth and experience.