Recently, I have read something about life goal. One point which impressed me is that self-regard. It means the life goal should be paying more attention to the things that make you more fortunate and more haply. I agree with that in principle.
One of the most important function of life goal is we can take it as the base frame of reference when we do everything. For the gold lift I mention above, there will be a extreme case. If everyone just does for themselves, they will all become selfish person.