Or, perhaps, the word goal seems too ... goal oriented. Maybe the word cultivating resonates deeper. There are qualities and habits you are cultivating, but at some point you make a mistake and do not act with kindness and honesty, or maybe feel jealous or left out, and realize how many unwanted emotions are coursing through you.
Either word. Either way. Now what?
Everyone stumbles. It's what you do next that leads you down your path.
And be happy anyway. "If you want to feel bad, you have many hundreds of excuses; but if you want to be happy, you can be happy..." Swami Satchidananda in The Golden Present