Question about Goals

Greetings, Brooke! I have a question about goals. Do you see any distinction between goals that are within our control and goals that are circumstances? For example, I can write a book, finish, submit to agents, and create massive action to get it sold and published. But I can’t control whether anyone will actually buy it or whether they will like it or whether it reaches the NYT bestseller list.

So if I put getting on the bestseller list as my goal, I am including circumstances, yes? Does this matter? Is it more about the journey than my destination? Is it about becoming the person who could write something that makes it on the list, and not worrying about how? Any thoughts on this are much appreciated.