I’ve mostly been living life with the view of the long game. I don’t always get it right, and there are always things I need to work on. But my mindset is there.
I just wish other businesses, government and education establishments would take the same view. Everything is about ‘now’ and I believe that just creates so much harm in the world.
This what others may call a compounding effect. The snowball effect…etc.
The first step to the long game is the hardest. The first step is visibly negative. You have to be willing to suffer today in order to not suffer tomorrow. This is why the long game is hard to play. People rarely see the small steps when they’re looking for enormous outcomes, but deserving enormous outcomes is mostly the result of a series of small steps that culminate into something visible.
Source: Farnham Street: https://fs.blog/2018/10/long-game/