Both Long-term and short-term goals are important for achieving success in business and life.
So, what’s the difference?
Short-term goals (make bold) usually include quick wins that are achievable within a few days, weeks, or months. They are often smaller and more immediate objectives and can be used to measure progress against long-term goals.
Examples of short-term goals include:
- Completing a project at work,
- Writing a blog,
- Completing a short course, or
- Starting an exercise program.
On the other hand, long-term goals (make bold) are more significant and require an extended time period to achieve. Long-term goals can take years or even a lifetime to accomplish and are often connection with your business mission.
Examples of long-term goals may include:
- Launching a new business,
- Setting up a philanthropic foundation,
- Completing your Master’s Degree or Ph.D., or
- Achieving financial independence.
Both short-and long-term goals are important because they provide direction and focus, and help you stay motivated.
Short-term goals allow you to track progress and feel a sense of accomplishment, which can boost your confidence and keep you motivated. Long-term goals help you to envision your ideal future and provide a roadmap for achieving it.
It’s important to balance both short-term and long-term goals to ensure that you’re making progress toward your ultimate vision while still feeling a sense of achievement along the way.