We suggest you make between 1 and 5 long and short term goals. A long term goal usually takes a few weeks, a month, or even a year. The long term goal can also be referred to your overall goal - it is what you are trying to Stick With! A short term goal can take an hour, a day, or a week. Short term goals are usually used to support your long term goals. They are easier to achieve and can be used as a building block to reach your long term goal. It's a good idea to give a time frame for both short and long term goals. Additionally - short term goals can be used to support your long term goals. For example:

Short term goal: I will do all of my math homework this week.
Long term goal: I will raise my semester math grade from C to B.

A good tip is to use the obstacles you identified in the previous section to make your goals (see example). So take a big obstacle and create a long term goal. Now, think of a series of short term goals that will help you reach your long term goal. It's also okay to change your goals over time to realign with your progress.

Questions to blog or think about..

  • Are your goals realistic?
  • Can you really achieve the goals you're setting for yourself?
  • Are you able to determine the difference between short and long term goals?
  • Are there people who can help you either set or accomplish your goals?

Where to next?

Brainstorming

 


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