What are the risks of having no goal?

Goals bring meaning to life; otherwise, life can be aimless. Viktor Frankl’s research revealed these stark data:
When 60 students were asked why they had attempted suicide, 85 percent said the reason
had been that “life was meaningless.”

How do goals go beyond simple survival?

Goals have to go beyond earning your “bread and butter,” as is shown in the following slice of human life:

Governments, guided by social scientists, used to say that if you just improve the socio-economic status of the people, everything will be OK, people will become happy. The truth is that as the struggle for survival has subsided, the question has emerged: survival for what?
Ever more people today have the means to life, but no meaning to live for.

How do goals relate to purpose?

Goals and purpose breathe meaning into life. Goals and purpose form the psychological underpinnings of our individual lives. There’s power in purpose, as is shown in this excerpt:

We cannot have deep and enduring satisfaction unless we have self-worth. We cannot have self-worth unless our lives are an earnest attempt to express the fi nest and most enduring qualities

that we are aware of. Purpose is an important condition for an enduring satisfaction with life.