SET COMPATIBLE GOALS—Conflicting values may sabotage your success.

You want to run a marathon, but also build more strength in the weight room. You’d like to spend more time with your partner and land that traveling consultant job. Setting more than one goal is usually a good thing. But if they don’t sync up, they can get in the way of your happiness (and lead to an action crisis). “Conflicting goals can make you feel like you’re not making progress, because every step toward one is a step back from the other,” says Shefali Raina, a New York City-based executive coach. You may…