Long-term Goals

Long-term Goals are Lifetime Goals

Trying for a Goal in Football/SoccerIn life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are. — Arnold H. Glasgow

These young men are playing in a Youth Football game in Hungary. But we could be looking at a game of American football, or a game of Ice Hockey. The players throw themselves into the game as if it was the most important event in their lives.

How long have these young men spent learning these skills. How many years have they been practicing day after day? What other activities have they given up in order to be part of this team?

Why is it that we work so incredibly hard to make a goal in a game, but generally work so little to reach the more important goals in our lives?

You should consider Lifetime (Long-term)  goals in several areas.

1. What are your Career Goals?

I want to be a CEO of a large Company.
I want to start my own business and have stores in 20 cities.
I want to be a doctor…. maybe a cardiologist.
I want to begin as a teacher, spend several years as a principal, and become a superintendent.
I want to be a FAMOUS —  Author  — Artist  — Singer — Actress — OR …..

2. What are your Financial Goals?

I want to be a millionaire by the time I’m 30 and go on to be a billionaire.
I want to make at least #200,000 a year and be able to buy the things I want.
I want to make a good living, enough to support my family, travel, educate my children, and save for retirement.
I want enough to support my family, own my own house,. and have savings for retirement.
As long as I have enough to live on, money isn’t important.    OR….

3. What are your Family Goals?

I want to repay my parents for my education and help put my brothers and sisters through college.
I want to fall in love and marry someone who __________  Or maybe not. I want ____ children or maybe none.
I want to live in the country in the mountains of Tennessee and raise goats and chickens.
OR I want to live in a gated community in Southwest Florida near the Gulf of Mexico.
OR I want to live in the mountains in Colorado where I can go skiing in the winter.
OR I want to live in a five bedroom home in suburban Chicago – with a gourmet kitchen and beautifully landscaped yard. OR   ….

4. What are your Goals for Making a Difference?


I want to be sure that all deserving kids get a college education.
I want to provide food, clean water, and medicine for the children in ______
I want to inspire the students in my class to work hard and want to learn.
I want to help poor, single parents to get jobs so they can support their families.
I want to study several areas of science and find a way to reduce Global Warming.

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they can’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. —-  Denis Watley

Educational Goals         Personal Goals         Short-term Goals          Study Plans

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