- Taking a class
- Writing or updating your resume or cover letter
- Participating in a 5K run
A long-term goal is something you want to accomplish in the future. Long-term goals usually take 12 months or longer to complete. Some examples might include:
- Graduating from college
- Saving for retirement
- Competing in a marathon
Tips for Setting Long-Term Goals
- Tackle your goal(s) from finish to start. Create a timeline starting with your goal and working backwards.
- Think about the smaller tasks or goals that need to be completed to achieve your bigger long-term goal. Place those smaller tasks on your timeline at increments of five years, one year, and six months.
- Create a monthly to do list of those smaller tasks or goals. As monthly goals are completed, review your goals and modify them as needed.
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