Saturday, 7 February 2009

The short-term consequences of long-term thinking

Short-term thinking is deadly for human beings. It dismisses patience and persistence in favour of superficiality. It degrades entrepreneurship to silly speculation. It leads to a world of fast love and quicker divorce.

If the consequences of short-term thinking are so nefarious, why has it gained dominance in our society? How did it become the paradigm in the financial world? What makes millions of people blind to reality?

The answer is invisibility. The results of short-term thinking, even if mediocre at best
, can be quickly perceived in business and relationships. On the other hand, many believe that long-term thinking produces such slow results that it is not worth bothering.

I sustain that such belief is mistaken. On the contrary, long-term thinking produces both slow and quick results, in each case of positive nature. What is true is that short-term consequences of long-term thinking remain mostly invisible.

Those beneficial short term-consequences are, amongst others, serenity of spirit, healthy self-confidence, resiliency, improved abilities to asses people fairly, patience, and persistence.

In business, long-term thinking immediately creates a sense of perspective, peace of mind, ambitions of the best sort, high standards of quality, breakthrough innovations, and sharp eyes for investment opportunities.

The short-term consequences of long-term thinking will immediately put you ahead of the game. Make a daily effort to make them visible to yourself.

Let them remind you that you are on the winning path and that you are pursuing the right objectives. The rest is only a matter of time.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by laszlo-photo under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

The short-term consequences of long-term thinking

Short-term thinking is deadly for human beings. It dismisses patience and persistence in favour of superficiality. It degrades entrepreneurship to silly speculation. It leads to a world of fast love and quicker divorce.

If the consequences of short-term thinking are so nefarious, why has it gained dominance in our society? How did it become the paradigm in the financial world? What makes millions of people blind to reality?

The answer is invisibility. The results of short-term thinking, even if mediocre at best
, can be quickly perceived in business and relationships. On the other hand, many believe that long-term thinking produces such slow results that it is not worth bothering.

I sustain that such belief is mistaken. On the contrary, long-term thinking produces both slow and quick results, in each case of positive nature. What is true is that short-term consequences of long-term thinking remain mostly invisible.

Those beneficial short term-consequences are, amongst others, serenity of spirit, healthy self-confidence, resiliency, improved abilities to asses people fairly, patience, and persistence.

In business, long-term thinking immediately creates a sense of perspective, peace of mind, ambitions of the best sort, high standards of quality, breakthrough innovations, and sharp eyes for investment opportunities.

The short-term consequences of long-term thinking will immediately put you ahead of the game. Make a daily effort to make them visible to yourself.

Let them remind you that you are on the winning path and that you are pursuing the right objectives. The rest is only a matter of time.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by laszlo-photo under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]