The truth is I have a specific goal: consciousness, awareness. My specific "goal" is to be increasingly aware of the presence of God. The good news is that life flows from this consciousness. There is a great principle at work...seek first the kingdom (a consciousness of God) ...and all things will be added unto you. Remember Jesus saying this? Mt. 6:33.
Most of what we pursue is life is what Jesus called added things.
Here's what I have discovered...when you seek the kingdom, when your specific goal is to live consciously, to be aware of the Presence, many things happen, and what happens is none of your business. However, no matter what is made manifest, it is an "added thing."