THE THREE TYPES OF GOALS TO SUCCESS
A blog post by: Alejandro Chabán
There are three types of goals: short term, medium term, and long-term. You need all three working together to reach your ultimate goal. Your day-to-day, week-to-week,month-to-month goals all have to be in line with your ultimate goal so you can achieve it in the time you set out.
A short-term goal might be something you can achieve in one to three months.
A medium-term goal might take six months to achieve.
A long-term goal is one you hope to achieve at the end of the year. See how the short- and medium-term goals work hand in hand with the long-term goal? They are the key to achieving your dreams.
Perfect example: If you get out of bed one morning and decide you want to run a marathon, but you have never trained a day in your life, then that immediately becomes a long term goal.
If you try to make it a short term goal , you are not going to meet it; you are going to be exhausted for having try and then you will feel bad for having failed. But if you set it as a long-term goal, it becomes realistic and possible. So you have to ask yourself a set question to establish your short- and medium-term golas: Where I am train? How will I do it? Who can train me? How much time do I need to get ready? Each of this questions will help you figure out what you need to do to reach your long-term goal.
Short-term goals serve as encouragement to keep you moving forward. It’s amazing how rewarding it is to meet a goal, even a short-term one. It fuels you keep going.