A short-term goal is a step or accomplishment that helps to bring you closer to your long-term goal. It’s important when setting lofty long-term goals that you break down the goal into smaller steps or stages that enable you to set short-term goals.
• You can attain short-term goals more quickly than long-term goals.
• Setting short-term goals is important is because it helps to give you additional momentum toward achieving your long-term goals.
Effective Goals Are Always Written
When you write down a goal, you are actually committing to it and it’s not as easy to make excuses over why you’re not making as much progress as you expected when you initially wrote it down.
When you write down a goal (whether you have it on a piece of paper or in a text file), it’s always right there to remind you of it and boost your motivation and determination to achieve it.
It is much harder to dismiss a piece of paper or a Notepad file than it is to just move the goal to the far reaches of your mind and not think about it.
Writing down your goal can also lead you to breaking down the goal into more manageable parts.