acquisition of goal does not attain
There is an object sought after.
The ‘hero’ reaches it by sheer power and excellence but cannot obtain it (because of his/her own flawed and purposeless means – aggressive means? maybe? even);
He/She spirals but finds his/her way to self exploration and living ‘pious’ (to his/her defined values).
In so doing he/she happens upon the object again,
this time casually grasping the thing to use for something else entirely – the object is not the purpose at all any longer. He/She might not even acknowledge that he/she has just used that thing. That is not important.