“Are goals bad?”
No. Desire, desperation…need…for success and reward are the hazard, not goals.
Goals are self-appointed tasks—to sweep the floor, to plant a flower, to clean the toilet—and destinations—to learn to play a piece of music on an instrument, to master a self-expressive art, to design a garden, to create a peaceful, wholesome environment.
Practically, to provide yourself and those dependent upon you sustenance through doing requires goals.
Hazards and pitfalls appear when the goal takes precedence over virtues, when acquiring the returns for a goal achieved becomes the priority rather than the means to fulfilling one’s life needs.