Making plans for the future. Long term goals? I think this is a waste of your life, that's what I think about your plans. You set a long term goal to reach and then spend your entire life taking a chance at it. You literally spent your entire life trying to do this one thing.
Forget about long term goals. Only work on short term goals. Worry about today and never mind tomorrow. You don't have no clue what tomorrow will bring. You have enough evil things to deal with now, then to also worry about the later.
After the later turns into the now, then worry about it. Tomorrow might never come for you. People spend their entire life trying to get one thing in life, just to die, without getting it. Life is too short to make long term goals.
The wisest man that ever walked the earth said it best, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6:34 KJV