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The most important time to think long-term is when things seem the most uncertain.
But what happens is usually the opposite.
When things go awry, we shift all of our attention to the situation at hand.
We think that the current circumstances dictate everything that will happen in the future.
A better, but admittedly not easy, approach is to focus on our long-term perspective and let it help guide us through the present circumstances.
Think of it like writing your own story...your autobiography.
How do you want it to turn out?
To get the outcome you want...you can’t think desperately...you have to think strategically.
Your day to day actions need to, in part, be shaped by where you want to go over the long-term.
Let’s face it...we respond more to loss than to gain.
We take the wins for granted, but we struggle with the things where we fell short of our expectations.
So if we know that, we have to use long-term thinking to give us a more balanced perspective instead of over-reacting to what’s right in front of us.
It’s normal to worry about what change may take from you…
Pat Rigsby is a father, husband, entrepreneur, coach and author. He has built over a dozen businesses as a CEO and Co-Owner, with five becoming million dollar or multi-million dollar ventures.
...but if you think long-term, you might also start to become optimistic about what that change may give you as well