It is important to set exercise and wellness goals when you are beginning/maintaining your fitness journey. Make sure they are attainable and measurable! When creating goals, thing about your time commitment and your starting fitness level. You and your best friend or workout buddy might have completely different schedules and you may have more experience than he/she. Make sure that your goals are personal to you and avoid comparing yourself to those around you.
Write your goals down, share them with close friends and make sure to remind yourself of them at least once a week.