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The Importance of a Long-term Perspective

In today’s society, it is so easy to get caught up in the false reality of getting rich quickly or materialistic lifestyles. All thanks to social media. This has created a sense of anxiety in today’s young professionals and youth, in general, that is detrimental to a healthy, successful lifestyle. Out of this came grind culture, phony online courses, false comparisons, and a sense of impatience.

I believe that in order to truly be successful and happy, a long-term view of life needs to be taken. Nothing comes easy. Ask any entrepreneur you know and they will tell you how hard it is and how much time it takes to get to build something from scratch. So many benefits come from taking a long-term perspective.

  • Decreased anxiety

  • You stop comparing yourself to others knowing they are on a different path

  • Roadblocks look like speed bumps

  • Focus comes easier

  • Risks are easier to make

  • You live in the moment

  • Endure criticism

  • Customer obsession is easier

  • Innovation is possible

Along with customer obsession, Amazon is a perfect example of this thinking coming to life.

I encourage you to take some time to think about your long-term goals and figure out how to map your actions to that. I think you’ll find a sense of peace in knowing it will take time to reach your goals and that taking baby steps towards those goals will add up to the point you actually reach them.

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