Each and every market participant has personal goals in the market.
It could be making a fortune and becoming wealthy in the long term, generating monthly/daily incomes, beating the market, or beating inflation.
For me investment is about following a process without worrying too much about future returns.
The primary goal is to not lose money and remain in the game for as long as I live.
The next goal is to beat inflation.
The final goal is to beat the market.
For the Indian cricket team, beating the opposition team by 200 runs or 10 wickets should not be the goal. The goal has to be to win the match. Over a period of time as the cricketers keep improving themselves, they will be able to increase the margin of victory.