You will have a very hard time sticking to short term goals when you can’t trace them back to your long term goals. Every business owner should be operating from a strategic plan. This plan should include an overarching vision, a path to achieving that vision, and the milestones that need to be hit along the away. Those milestones are your short term goals. By laying out your short term goals in terms of your bigger picture goals, you’ll be less likely to get caught up in day-to-day fires that will distract you from what you need to get done.
Contributors: David Scarola from The Alternative Board