People usually set goals because they want the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is awesome, and pots of gold are too. But the problem with only focusing on having that pot of gold is that you completely miss the rainbow you followed to get there.
Are you expecting your job to be stressful? No free time? Your partner to disappoint you? Your health to decline? Murphy's Law to win? Well when you look at it that way, your wishes are the universe's command.