Seth Godin wrote on his blog today that “the long run is made up of a bunch of short runs”.
We all know this. We know it so well that we take it for granted.
“We live our short runs as if that isn’t true,” Godin writes.
It’s hard to remember that what seems like such a big deal in the short term will be nothing in the long term. That is, if we choose not to let things get to us. If we take actions to ensure that we are still on track for the long run.
It gets difficult some days to remember that although it seems like I am going nowhere, if I keep going, and keep going in the right direction, in the long run, I’ll get to where I want to be.
What you do in your minutes, adds up to your hours and days and years, I try to remind myself.
Making money might seem like the most important thing right now, but I refuse to look back on my life in the long run, and wish that I had spent more time on my health and my family.
I want to make those things important now.
Plan in decades. Think in years. Work in months. Live in days.— Mel Robbins