Goals and fantasies are very similar creatures. I would like to rule the world, date cheerleaders, become the CEO of a successful company, find true love, win the lottery, lose weight, and travel the world. Some of these are goals, and some are fantasies. The difference between the two is a willingness to put in the effort to achieve my desire, and how much my efforts will improve my chances of reaching my goal. That is why winning the lottery is always a fantasy, because the difference between me buying one hundred tickes or one ticket doesn't really increase my chances of reaching my goal. Losing weight on the other hand, is something that my efforts have a direct impact on. By dieting and working out regularly, I can achieve my goal.