Realizing short-term goals instead of long-term There is a quote from the great pastor, Martin Luther King: “No need to see the entire staircase, just go up the first step!” Do not spend too much motivation and time on long-term strategies. Instead, break it up into smaller sections and do them one at a time like stepping through stairs. Once there, you will feel easier to achieve. No matter how big a goal can be accomplished if it is broken down. And you will also be happier and more positive when you think that you have made small achievements.