Just like the rungs of a ladder, each short term goal is a small milestone designed to get you closer to your ultimate goal.
Once you have a clear plan and have established what your goals are, everything seems to conspire to move you closer to your goal. Concentrating on what you want will make the how’s inevitably appear.
The human brain is very similar to a heat seeking missile. It seeks out things that are relevant to what you wish to achieve. Once the brain knows what you want, your subconscious mind will go into overdrive to ensure that you achieve your goal.
The more detailed you can break your goals down into, the better. Start with the end in mind, visualize it, picture it and even try to feel it.