A salesman must also have flexible goals. You may say, I want to sell 10 accounts this week, and you sell five. You're ready to die. But, you tell yourself, Five isn't too bad. You know, next week maybe I'll sell 10.
You cannot do a goal. Long-term planning and goal-setting must therefore be complemented by short-term planning. This kind of planning requires specifying activities. You can do an activity. Activities are steps along the way to a goal. Let's say you desire security. Putting $10.00 in the bank or talking to your stockbroker about your investment plans are activities that will move you toward your goal.