Does it mean "Wow" here?

“That’s Bea Mason,” she’d said, and when I’d just stared at her, she’d rolled her eyes and said, “She owns Southern Manors? It’s, like, huge? I got that gingham skirt you like so much from there.
“It’s her company?” I asked, looking back at my phone, keeping my tone casual.
“Oh yeah,” Charlie said as she reached to pick her daiquiri up off the nearby table. I could smell the sugary strawberry scent of it from my chair. “She’s super inspiring. Built it up from this little internet business to a massive thing in like five years. Self-made multimillionaire. There was an interview with her in Fortune that my dad sent to me, and I was like, ‘Goals.’”

R.Hawkins "The Wife Upstairs"

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    Remind me to, like, never read that book. It's, like, really annoying, like, "avoid". Commented Jun 20, 2022 at 7:42
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    @gonefishin'again. - It's, like, crap? Commented Jun 20, 2022 at 8:30
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    @gonefishin'. It's Charlie that you dislike, not the book! The fact that the writer has been so successful in creating such an unlikeable character in a few lines to elicit a negative comment is testimony to her literary prowess. ;-) <br> The Wife Upstairs: A Novel
    – PPH
    Commented Jun 20, 2022 at 12:53

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It's essentially short for "Those are worthy goals to aim for", often used ironically.

In this case, Charlie is suggesting the idea of setting the goal of being a self-made multimillionaire in five years, probably as a joke.

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