We talked about Goal Setting in the previous article. Now we are looking into a deeper topic: Long Term Goal and Short Term Goal.
First, we take a look at how to balance the long-term and short-term goals of the business (or long term and short-term profits). This question sounds philosophical, strategic and virtual, but it’s almost a daily task that managers do.
A wish is a thing you desire to happen. It is a dream, but it gives you the positivity to achieve the goal. It gives you the direction what action plan you need to take.
What Is A Long Term Goal and Short Term Goal?
A Short-term goal is something that needs to be done in the near future; The completion time and difficulty of the two are not the same. Short-term goals are relatively easy to complete in the near future. A Long-term goal is long-term, relatively difficult.
Goals can usually be divided into short-and long-term. Long-term goals tend to be ideals or ambitions and involve a number of different short-term goals. As for short-term objectives, some are ladders that help to achieve long-term goals, while others have their own value. For example: “Getting up at 6 o’clock in the morning tomorrow” is my short-term goal. But I have to work early in the hope of better performance in order to achieve the long-term goal of my career.
In general, the short-term goal refers to a business cycle within the target, most enterprises are one year, a small number of enterprises more than one year, the medium term target is three years, the long-term goal is 3-5 years.
The basis for setting targets depends on the business and the industry in question, for example, the industry’s life cycle at different stages.
A mature enterprise will usually have a different goal than a developing company.
Even in the same period of the life cycle, different enterprises will still have different goals. This is because the external environmental considerations and internal advantages and disadvantages are different.
In addition, enterprises must make predictions about the market and make a long term forecast and then set a long term objective. After a long term forecast (objective) is made, a phased projection of the medium-term forecast (the objective) will be followed by a short-term goal.
The short-term goals should be adjusted to the actual situation to revise the long-term forecasts and objectives, and then to set new short-term targets, so that keep cycling.
5 Long Term And Short Term Goal-Setting Mistakes
Are you sick of hearing about resolutions yet?
Mistake 1: You only look at the big picture.
The big picture is great, and it’s important to have an overall idea of where you want to go but you can’t go from A to Z without a few steps in between, and in order to make sure you’re on track to reach your overarching goal, you’ve gotta have a plan in place.
Mistake 2: You go in with an all or nothing mentality.
It’s not that your intentions aren’t admirable, but when your goal is perfection rather than progress, there’s only one way to succeed and dozens of ways to fail.
Mistake 3: You set a huge goal that doesn’t take your life or your actual self into account.
Lots of people set goals that are more about friends or people they admire than they are about themselves, and you wanna guess how often they reach them?
Mistake 4: You assume that only big changes lead to the results you want.
Don’t discount the impact that small changes can have on your health.
Mistake 5: You decide to go it alone.
When it comes to making changes and sticking to those changes support and accountability are enormously important.
Future Goals Applied To Both Long Term and Short Term
No goal is the biggest problem of time management, and it is also the most easily overlooked thing. The clearer the goal, the easier it is to make decisions timely. The more time you spend on the important things, the more rewards you will make.
The greater the achievement, the more self-affirmation, and the stronger the desire to be ready to transcend.
In this way, a person will constantly target to higher goals. While everyone is well aware of the importance of setting goals, only a few people seriously consider and set their goals.
One of the most common causes is inertia. We are used to doing something urgent but unimportant, even if it is not urgent or important. However, we seldom spend time on things that are so important but not urgent – set goals. That’s why understanding the 80 20 rule explained about how to use the time efficiently is so important.
Another reason is that we have made a number of goals, but rarely achieved. We no longer have the confidence or interest to set goals, and began to feel that we have these ambitious goals is simply arrogant.
Many people are aware of what they should do in life, but have been slow to do so because they lack some future goals to attract themselves. Once you have a goal that is enough to attract you, the brain will spontaneously lock in the resources needed to reach your goals and lead you to achieve your goals.
Short Term Goal and Long Term Goal example
lisatorresspeaks talks to you guys about achieving your long term goals. So I was inspired by a conversation with one of my coaching client to talk about this topic.
Let me give you an example.
A short term goal would be thinking about the amount of money you would need to make in order for you to be able to leave your job.
Say with your current job you’re making $3,000 a month, you would need to figure out how much you should be doing in order to replace that income.
So that would be your first short term goal to replace the $3,000 a month that leads to a bigger vision, your long term goal of one day leaving your job.
Goal setting is not haphazard
There are no lazy people in the world. There are only people without goals who have no motivation. Your past or present situation is not important. What you want to achieve in the future is most important. You will feel full of power if you have a goal.
Goal setting is not haphazard. When we set our goals, we need to understand the direction of the goal. What is our status in this direction? This status can be defined as the starting point for you to set your goal.
For example, running a marathon. The goal would be: how many kilometers? How is your physical fitness? What equipment to prepare? And so on, these are the plans for your marathon’s goal.
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Correct mindset of seeing the goal
When it comes to goal setting, on the one hand, we have to examine whether the goals set in the past have been achieved.
What is the difference between the plans and the results?
What needs to be improved?
On the other hand, we have to set new targets for the next challenge.
People usually just think goals are merely numbers which are some “standards” that must be achieved under the compulsive norms from the firm and the executives. People are too passive to do anything. Think about when you learnt piano when you were a child, it will have a completely different result between you actively learnt and you were forced by your parents to learn.
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We might need to adjust our mindset with some mind training tips of seeing the goal. If the goal has brought you stress and frustration, try to think about it: “What happens without goals?”
The company lacks a clear direction and the supervisor has no way to know whether the company is performing good or bad. Therefore, the main function of the goal is not to “monitor” us, but to “assist” us. Goals help us focus on the right thing.