“Here’s the truth you don’t always hear: Not everyone experiences great results from setting goals,” says veteran networker Ray Gebauer—and we’re off in pursuit of the true secrets to goal-getting. Setting goals, says Gebauer, can be more of a set-up for disappointment than for achievement. Instead, he outlines three dynamics without which the pursuit of goals often comes up short: Taking a stand; creating a bigger context; and creating a real commitment.