Long-Term Goals - How To Use Long-Term Goals So You Live Your Greatest Purpose For Christ
written by Stephanie (Godlywood Girl) Rodnez
Hey Godlywood Girl!
It’s Steph Rodnez here for another Live Your Purpose Motivational Message, and this week I wanted to talk about “long-term goals.”
Long-term goals give you a clear picture of the vision God purposed for your life - and the way He wants you to get there.
If you don’t know where you want to be in 5 years, then you won’t see the results you want on your purpose journey.
Before I learned about the power of long-term goals, I was constantly playing “catch up” on my life because I was measuring my progress based off what other people around me accomplished.
Were my friends going to a 4-year college? Guess I needed to start applying.
Were my friends getting jobs? Guess I needed one too.
Many people in life follow this method. They use their friends and family members as a barometer of where they’re supposed to be in life - and what their next life goal should be.
But the problem is that if you measure your progress based on other people, then you’ll never get to the levels God uniquely created you to reach.
Your purpose journey is yours alone. There is literally no one else in this world who was created to live your purpose exactly the way God designed you to do it.
So your path of progress must be set by the vision God placed on your heart, and long-term goals allow you to paint that vision clearly.
Check out my latest YouTube video on long-term goals here:
In the video, you’ll learn:
- What are long-term goals?
- Why they’re important
- How to start setting them using my exact formula
- And so much more!
Be sure to check it out here:
In addition to the video, I also wanted to answer some of the commonly asked questions I get about “how to become successful in life.” Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like me to answer any other questions you have - I love hearing from you!
1 - What are long-term goals?
By the Career Advisor definition, a long-term goal is something you want to accomplish in the future. At Godlywood Girl, I like to define long-term goals as the result you want in your life that will take over 30 days to accomplish.
For example, if I want to finish my doctorate degree, that’s a long-term goal because it will take me WELL over 30 days to finish. But if I want to apply for a program, that’s a short-term goal because I can apply within the next few days.
Check out my full explanation on YouTube here:
2 - Why do long-term goals matter?
Without a clear vision of the purpose God created you to achieve, the results you want in your life, “the people perish.” You must have a clear picture of where you want to go with your life, otherwise, nothing will ever change.
Long-term goals are ESSENTIAL to achieving your God-given purpose because they give you a clear, focused direction on where you’re heading. If my long-term goal is to finish my doctorate degree, but my short-term goals are only focused on building my business, then I’ll never be able to finish my doctorate degree.
However, when I have a clear vision of my long-term goal, I’m able to create short-term goals that get me a little closer to finishing that doctorate degree each and every day. No more wasting time on tasks that don’t serve your purpose. Long-term goals help you set daily tasks that matter.
Check out my full explanation on YouTube here:
3 - How do I use long-term goals on my purpose journey?
Start using long-term goals in your journey of purpose by forcing yourself to sit down and write the vision God placed on your heart. This is one of my favorite formulas to teach Godlywood Girls in the School of Purpose because setting long-term goals will help you get to your finish line even faster.
I like to use something called “legendary goals” where a woman of purpose is able to identify the vision God placed in her heart, then she uses a 7-step action plan to break those goals down into actionable chunks she can pursue every single day.
You can learn more about the Godlywood Girl School of Purpose here:
That’s it for this week’s “Live Your Purpose” motivational message. Have any questions? Email me at email@example.com and let me know - I love hearing from you.
Here’s to your purpose,
Stephanie (Godlywood Girl) Rodnez
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