Short term goals are the small steps towards success which will help you in getting closer to achieving the bigger targets. In order to achieve short term goals, one requires putting in considerable amount of hard work and dedication. And, this holds completely true for weight loss as well.
A person may want to lose 30 kilos but this won’t be possible in a short duration. To make this long term goal achievable, it will be more realistic to set short terms goals of say losing 5 kilos in 3 months. Once a person loses a certain amount of weight and realises that his hard work is rewarding, he will feel motivated enough to lose more weight. However, failure to achieve weight loss in the targeted duration should not demotivate you. One must understand that these are just stumbling blocks that one has to work against, in order to gain long term health benefits.