Find balance between your short-term and long-term goals

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Life is balancing short-term needs and long-term goals #HoskWisdom

Short-term goals are getting your project work done and long-term goals move your career forward. You need to make time for both and minimise the conflict between them to progress your career.

Short-term goals are doing the tasks you need to do for your job, you need to do them and do them well.

We need to step into the short-term goals, understand the details, and get the work done immediately.


Project work will progress your career in the short-term, but it won’t move your career in the long term. Project work rarely gets you new skills, experience or knowledge because you are usually doing tasks you are good at and have done before.

Big picture

  • Where do I want my career to head?
  • What skills, experience and knowledge do I need
  • What people and relationships can further my career?

You step into short-term goals and step back to see the bigger picture and your long-term goals.

Companies and managers are working to short-term goals and concentrating on delivering projects, you need to manage your project work and find time to work on your long-term goals.


If you don’t prioritise your long term career goals, then they won’t get done because they are not in the interest for most other people.

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