If you do not know what your goals are, you have nothing to align yourself towards.
If you brand your goals into the forefront of your mind, you go about your day "looking through their lens".
You spot the opportunities related to them, and you take actions that align with them.
From a more "law of attraction" view point, you vibrate at the frequency that attract them. I won't get into that here...
At the start of 2021 I created a mood board and wrote down the goals that I was working towards every single day and it changed my life.
Every thought and every action that I took aligned with them.
Everything I consumed whether it was in a book, on social media, or in day-to-day life was viewed through them - meaning things that would help me achieve them stuck out.
Every morning I would write what I was grateful for, and often I would write down "I'm so grateful for having/achieving *insert goal*" as if it had already happened.
All that was left was for them to happen, and they did.
(And they were bonkers by the way! Be ambitious, then follow it up with passion, action, patience, and persistence)