Learn how to set short-term goals

We're sure that at some point in your life you have set goals

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We have all established these types of goals, either in a formal or informal way. Short-term goals are something that usually attract most people, since they usually tell us what are the steps to follow in order to reach our goal in the long term. These goals should be seen as the push we need to reach the larger goal.

One of the tips that people often give is to write down your goals and have them at your fingertips when you need them. This is because when you see the goals that you have established reflected in paper, you feel the obligation to have to solve them, since you perceive them as something tangible and present.

In this publication, we will provide you with the necessary guidelines so that you can achieve all your short-term goals. We will start with the first one.

1.- Focus on the most relevant goals. Whenever you find yourself defining your goals, try to make them the most important ones for you, try to define them in order, from the most important to the least important. Doing this will not only help you to have your thoughts more organized, but you will be able to discover what your true intentions are and where you want to go. Always remember that all small goals lead to greater reward or achievement. If possible, just focus on a limited amount of goals, do not try to saturate yourself with too many small goals.

2.-Make them relate to your vision. If all your goals are small steps that are necessary to reach your major and main goal, you are on the right path. Something that also works to know better what you want is to ask yourself the following, "if I could do a single goal, what would it be?" Answering this will help you evaluate your true goals.

Remember that if a goal does not excite you, it will be very difficult for you to focus your energies to actually achieve it.

3.-Establish a period of time. When you have your goals already set out on paper, always try to write a deadline on one side of each. This will make you perceive them as something serious and with delivery date, not execution. The dates you define must be realistic and try to be as specific as possible. Having the dates will also help you have a feeling that you have your pattern of action organized and that you are also progressing.

4. Define your goals when you are calm. When you are willing to set your goals, always look for a time when your mind is clear and calm. If you try to define your goals in a hurried situation or when you have your mind saturated with other thoughts, this will only cause you to not meditate clearly and therefore, your goals will not be formulated with the necessary attention. Take into consideration that short-term goals, not the fact that they are so named means that they are not important, on the contrary. See these goals as a ladder you need to be able to reach the top, your biggest goal.

5. Keep your goals in sight. I think it will not serve you much if you just write your goals but you do not have them in sight. The purpose of writing them is that you can have them in sight and so remember what you should be doing to achieve them, and it helps you to stay focused on what is really important. In the same way, that you can see them helps you stay motivated and block the distractions that only detract from them.

6.-Make your goals known to people close to you. This point is very important because it can help you enormously to achieve some of your goals. The fact that you share with your loved ones your most significant goals, makes you in a way compromise with your family or friends, which ends up being an extra pressure to fulfill what you propose. On the other hand, on some occasions it may be that one of your contacts wants to support you, which is beneficial for you. These people can support you, be it economic or emotional. You never know if any of these people have any resources that you do not have, which may help in the future to achieve your goal. In addition, we will never refuse some support when we are in a complicated situation.

What do you think of these tips? We would like to know what your short-term goals are for this year. Every time you set goals of this type, try to implement these tips, we can assure you that many have worked in a very positive way.

Remember also that it is never too late to set goals, you can do it at any age, at any stage of your life. Remember that having goals or purposes in life, are one of the things that keep us alive.