10 years from today one will have gained 10 years of experience in any endeavour chosen.
Bill Gates once stated that
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years & underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.”
I have developed a concept of thinking about what I could accomplish in 10 years or a decade.
I think long term but execute on the short term goals. Please keep in mind that people without a view of your long term plan will judge & criticise your short term results. By theway, I was once told that I didn’t have what it took to succeed at any endeavour in life simply because I was being judged by what I was doing in the present.
The British Broadcasting Company did a documentary about “The perils of short-termism as civilization’s greatest threat”
Our inability to look beyond the latest news cycle could be one of the most dangerous traits of our generation. Says Richerd Fisher
“If one is mentally out of breath all the time from dealing with the present, there is no energy left for imagining the future” sociologist Elise Boulding
The concept of thinking in terms of decades could have a significant impact on your life if applied. Just think about where you were 10 years ago.
I do recall because 10 year’s ago I was a homeless man living on the streets of Edmonton in Canada.
So what’s your story if you don’t mind me ask? Do you remember what your goal was 10 years ago?
What if you had a 10-year plan today?
While at it, don’t be swayed by short term feedback and don’t be lulled into inaction; everything is an investment into the long term. Distinguish between short & long term friends.
In 10 years you will have 10 years of experience in what you decide to do today.