One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that when we set goals, the ones we more easily reach usually have 2 common factors - steps to reach the goal and a due date of sorts.
For example: If your goal is to run a marathon on August 1st then you would set steps in place to reach that goal such as running a certain number of miles a day or developing a diet that gives your body the nutrients it needs to be healthy enough to run that marathon.
However, those life goals that are intangible and without a due date on can be more difficult to achieve. These are goals like building a business brand, achieve a mention in a favored magazine/blog/newspaper, or make $100,000.
To reach those we must make sure we have the details in the steps. Baby steps and big steps should be recorded and planned.
I suggest keeping a journal to anyone and everyone, no matter what your goal is. Writing in that journal daily or weekly can be one of your baby steps! In that journal keep lists of your steps, what you do each day or week to achieve them, the good times and the bad, and resources that aid or inspire you.
Journals, at least for me, help me keep my brain de-cluttered by holding all those bits of information for me so I can focus on something else or just rest at the end of the day. Journals also help with another very important part of goal-reaching - Making Our Steps Achievable and Check-Off-Able (yes I made that last word up but it works).
Plan due dates for when you will reach that next step. Making goals workable and tangible is how to make them real.
We might not be able to set a due date for that final goal, however, we can set a due date for that next step. I might not have a due date for when my business brand is built and well known, however, I can set a due date for creating my social media accounts or talking to graphic designers in my area about making my logo.
I recommend keeping a planner and writing your Goal Steps in it. Have a Monthly, Weekly, and even Daily goal list. This planner can be online in Google Calendar or a physical one that you keep with you (I prefer the latter as physically writing down and checking off my goals is more inspiring to me).
Don't be afraid to ask for help.