A goal is the purpose or end result of what we want/need/desire. So if I wish to have a million bucks, I will put a plan in place and my goal will have been met when I achieve it. The spiritual life also have a goal, or else it would have been pointless for Saviours to come to us. So when we are in full harmony, equipoise or equanimity; when we are perfectly still without and within for 24 hrs a day and cannot lose this, in a sense we can say that the goal has been reached.
Hopes and dreams are similar and necessary. They are the things unseen which causes us to believe in something better and so remain alive to seek it, hoping that it will happen one day.
One further thing about the goal, is that it is always transcending itself. So today I am a great cook, tomorrow I am a better cook and finally I am the best cook. It is then that I begin to realise that there is so many unexplored areas for cooking excellence, and that I can go even further. Hope all this helps.