You may have been asked this question before – “what are your goals for life?” Often times we answer with big ideas or things that are so far away like “own a house” or “be the CEO of x company” or even a “have my whole life together”. While those are all great long term goals you should make yourself, it’s also important to have short term goals for yourself!
Long term goals set the bigger picture for life. Short term goals set all the details that grow into that bigger picture. They are steps you can take that are realistically doable and can make you feel like life is more manageable. They’re what help you build the path to your success.
Here’s why you should start considering making short term goals for yourself!
Take control of your life
Sometimes we feel like we’re living life on auto-pilot. Like we’re kind of going through life with no end goal in mind, or we’re just listening to what other people think we should be doing with our lives. Setting short term goals changes all of this. When you’re setting them, you’re giving yourself direction and a sense of purpose.
They give you motivation
Playing off the previous reason, from having a sense of direction and purpose, goals are something you want to achieve. Because these are things YOU want to achieve, and not what someone else wants you to achieve, you’ll feel more excited to accomplish them. Goals are things you want to achieve to improve yourself, what you feel most passionate about – so obviously you’ll feel motivated to get them done!
Rather than just talking about what you want to do, now you’re holding yourself accountable for actually walking the walk! When you’re setting these short term goals for yourself, you’re seeing where you succeed, and where you need to improve – and that’s where you start taking accountability for yourself.
Turn the impossible to possible
Sometimes our dreams feel like they’re way out of our reach, or even impossible – don’t believe that nonsense though! The great thing about setting short term goals is that they make these tall mountains of dreams turn into walkable hills of goals. Start turning larger than life aspirations into smaller achievable milestones.
So what are you waiting for? Life is waiting for you to take it by the horns!
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