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What’s Your Game Plan? (The Importance of Short and Long Term Goals)




Do you write down a list of things you want to accomplish? If yes, the next question is, what steps do you take to accomplish your goals? Goals are divided into short-term and long-term goals that go hand in hand. Short-term goals are manageable and can be achieved in days, weeks, or months.


Now let's talk about long-term goals. These are goals that you aspire to and will need a lot of work, sacrifice, and most of all hard work. These objectives need to be mapped out properly to guarantee achievement.


Short-term and long-term goals can either be career-oriented or personal. They can be achieved if you have the willingness to work hard towards accomplishing them. So going back to the first paragraph of this blog post, short-term goals and long-term goals go hand in hand, and here’s why…



BOTH ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT


Even though their definition may vary, both are just as important. Short-term goals are the baby steps you take to reach your long-term goals. If you have the drive and diligence to work on even the simplest task, it will be easier for you to tackle something more complex and unpredictable.



SHORT-TERM GOALS CAN GREATLY AFFECT YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS


If you want to achieve your long-term goals, you should refrain from procrastinating and start doing it! Goal setting takes a lot of effort, focus, and determination. If you don’t take your short-term goals seriously, how can you work on your plans? Keep in mind that how you condition your mind will affect whatever plans you have set.



GOALS KEEP YOU MOTIVATED


Goal setting is addicting. Once you set your mind on something, the more you feel motivated and eager to reach all your dreams you have in life. Goal setting will also open new opportunities and perspectives. As self-discovery comes to the surface, you will realize how important it is to have unwavering faith in yourself, because you alone have the power to make things happen.



IMMEDIATE GOALS HELP FILTER OUT YOUR AMBITIONS


As you progress to your plans, the mental picture of what you want to accomplish becomes clear. You will ask yourself questions like, “Is this really for me?” or “What other options are there?”. If this happens, know that it’s completely okay to choose a different path. A path that will give you room to grow and prosper.



THEY COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER


Short-term goals are easier to accomplish and require less planning. However, it will shape your plans in the future. What you become, is all because of your hard work in achieving your short-term plans. The road to goal achievement may have a lot of bumps and turns, but the fruit of your perseverance will be worth it.







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