In your life you must set short-range as well as long-range goals for yourself. The reason for setting goals is to make sure that you don't fall behind in life and you achieve your dreams. I have set goals for myself and have taken steps in achieving them. My short-range goals are as follows:
Graduating from high school with honors,
Getting excepted into a prestigious college, and
Buying a car before the Christmas holidays
To make sure that I worked towards my goals I made a calendar to keep myself on task with my plans.
A few of the things that I'm doing to make sure that I graduate with honors are doing my homework and studying. I set up a time everyday to study my subjects in school to make sure that I pass my test. My second goal is to attend a prestigious college. The steps that I've taken to achieve that goal are doing searches on the Internet and talking to college students and teachers. I have tried to make sure that I get all the information that I need to choose the right college for me. My plans for buying a car have changed since others cost for school and more important things have come about, but I do plan to purse that goal at another time.
The long-range goals that I've set for myself are just as important as my short-range goals and they are as follows:
Graduate from college with honors
Become very successful in a marketing career dealing with fashion, and Buy a house
I haven't been able to exactly make plans to achieve these goals because they are so extravagant. When I do start to make steps toward my goals I'm sure that I will be successful.
As time goes on I continue to set goals for myself. I don't plan to give up on my goals any time soon because that would be considered failure.