Writing the list of goals is the starting point towards accomplishing what needs to get done. Without direction, not all of the priorities will get accomplished. The priorities are the goals that need to be accomplished the most. There are some goals that are more important to accomplish than others. Some goals will have a bigger impact on your business than others.
Writing down the goals is a way to address what you need to accomplish. By ranking your goals and organizing them into priorities, you are able to give yourself the course of direction that will allow you to accomplish those goals.
Your list of goals is the map. The priorities act as your compass.