being selected for a district or national training squad
winning a national title
These goals are unlikely to change unless they are achieved ahead of schedule. They are typically set for tournaments or selections a year in advance but can be as long as three years depending on the target.
Men's singles lawn bowls gold medal-winner Darren Burnett (centre) celebrates his win with the men's fours gold medal-winning team, comprising (from left to right) David Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and Alex Marshall