When thinking about planning your life, it is a little bit too easy to focus on the long term. Long term planning is often too vague to be of any use. Long term planning can be great, but unless an element of it exists in the short term, you will never make any progress towards that goal. Short-term goals, on the other hand, are something you can achieve this evening if you really wanted to.
Long terms goals are great, but at some point they need to become part of your short term planning, otherwise they will never be something you achieve. Setting short term targets for the next 24 or 48 hours is a really great way to kick-start your progress towards your aspirations. And you will soon find out whether it’s the right path for you.
Here are some short term goal ideas;
- Update your online presence
- Research that dream in more
- Go through these worksheets again
- Set up a savings account
- Tidy your room
- Buy a calendar
- Search online for internships
- Sign up to an event
The more detail you can put down on this list the easily the tasks will be to achieve. For example, if your dream is to travel the world, where exactly do you want to go and for how long? With these details in hand it’s much easier to start researching, planning and budgeting for this dream.