A wise learning goal is set when you have a clear mind about what you want to achieve. We all wear different hats, we live in different roles: person, citizen, community member, family member, worker, author, etc.
An effective learning goal is one set after having clarified your overall vision in your life and in your work. This might require time and effort and continuous revision but it would be the best way to identify a more meaningful learning path.
We should accept ambiguity and multiplicity in defining our identity and our roles. They are fluid and in continuous mutation. If we create a process to iteratively focus and refine them we could better understand what learning direction to take.