When you want to achieve anything in life you need to set long term goals. Long term goals will always give you something to work towards. Long term goals doesn’t necessarily have to be something work related, you can apply long term goals to every aspect of life. Having the ability of planning your steps in life can give you a lot of self-worth and allow you to succeed. We recently caught a wonderful web talk with extremely successful Hermin Salak about how long term goals can benefit your life and how to achieve them. With that in mind, included below are some tips about how you can set such goals and what you need to do to see them through.
When setting long term goals you need think about where you want to be in life. We are regularly asked in job interviews about where we see ourselves in five years. When setting a long term goal that is something you need to think about. You need to set goals that you actually want to complete and not set them for the sake of looking successful. Think about your passions, think about where you actually want to go in life and focus on them. Setting a goal that you care about is the very first step of working to achieve it as you truly care about it.
Setting Short Goals
It is self-explanatory that long term goals aren’t something that you can complete overnight. Long term goals can take years and years of hard work. The best way to keep yourself on track is by setting short term goals that will lead to achieving your long term plan. Setting short term goals will give you the feeling of reward on your journey. Completing these goal will take away any form of demotivation as they will allow you to track your progress.
You need to make sure you are extremely committed to your goals and understand how to focus your commitment. It is important to not work to all of your long term goals at once. Overcommitting to a lot of goals will delusion what your actual goal is. It is completely fine to have more than one goal, but you need to try and complete them individually. You will have a lot more success if you are putting all of your energy into one goal rather than multiple. If you have multiple goals list them in an order of importance and take them down one at a time.
The most important thing to remember is to always work hard. It is not possible to achieve your goals if you don’t, yes it can be tough but always remember you are working hard for a reason. You need to knuckle down and believe in what you are doing. Working hard isn’t just good for your goals, but it will make you feel good about yourself. You can have the greatest goals in the world, but you have to use your self-belief and confidence to get you there.
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