Short-term & long-term goals

Short-term vs Long-term

If a person only took every step correctly or only watched the road, he would certainly not fall while walking, but he might end up going in a totally wrong direction. As work increases, it demands a lot of time in day-to-day operations and issues. Important though it is to solve issues as they come up, it is equally important to ensure that the company you’re working for is progressing towards the long-term goal and not deviating from it. From time to time, you should check on what the company’s long-term goal in relation to your job is, with your boss , and whether, on a daily basis, the company is getting closer to it or not and how you can contribute to it.

Long-term planning is more important than short-term wins and achievements. If a particular step is not going to take you any closer to your goal, then you should reconsider taking it. This theory is most useful when you have to invest in resources, initiatives and your team . Short-term wins and achievements are interesting and addictive because there is an immediate sense of achievement and satisfaction. Not all your team members would see themselves forever in your company and would naturally prefer them. Short-term initiatives could bring you success but would not take you closer to the larger goal of your company and would not help in the growth of your team or company.

Written by Rudrajeet Desai

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