Have you ever wanted to:
get a promotion?
learn a new skill?
pass a test?
spend more time with family?
These are all examples of short and long-term goals that you can set for self-motivation and growth!
Importance Of Goal Setting
Success or happiness rarely falls into a person's lap. So when we want to achieve something, we set a goal. And you'll find the most success when you make your goals SMART!
SMART goals are:
Specific for effective planning
Measurable and based on evidence that progress has been made
Attainable and within reach
Relevant and aligned with our values and objectives
Time Sensitive with a deadline for achievement
Short-term and Long-term goals will help you achieve success! A short-term goal is set to happen in the near future. A long-term goal is usually set to happen within a year or more. Set short-term goals to reach a long-term goal.
For example, suppose your New Year's Resolution goal is to run a marathon at the end of the year in December. This is your long-term goal. Break your goal into steps. Set another goal to be able to run a half-marathon in July. In order to reach your goal, start out with small short-term goals. Increase your time and mileage per week until you reach the desired mileage for a marathon (26.22 miles), which is your long-term goal.
Which goal is short-term?
Motivation to achieve happiness and success involves setting goals! Goal setting means growth and a happier, healthier, more successful YOU! You can achieve your goals with the right mindset to take action and make SMART Goals! Without goals, your path to success is only a dream without action!
What goal will you put into ACTION today to make your DREAM a reality?