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

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.


Working on IT projects, there are priorities and short-term goals that we need to hit the project deadlines. Projects will always have more work to do, there will always be something else to do. Projects will take as much time as you want to give them.

Big picture

To progress your career, you need to step back from the project and look at the big picture. Ask yourself these questions.

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


It’s your responsibility to manage your career and make sure you are working towards your long-term goals and getting the skills you need to progress your career.

Worked in software development for 20 years, Dynamics 365, Power platform and delivering enterprise projects. Books are awesome

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