When setting a goal, it is best to make sure that they are actually obtainable. Although when setting an unobtainable goal, you may still strive to reach it, thus keeping you one track to bettering yourself in one way or another. The most effective way to succeed and reach your goals is to first set the goal, then it is important to plan out how you can reach your goal and to follow the steps laid out in the plan.
In the reading, there were two types of goal-setting discussed, these were performance-outcome goals, and learning goals. After some further research, I have come to the conclusion that both methods were good, and neither was a better method than the other. I do think that its important to use both though when making goals in the workplace.