Here’s a brief idea from me, and a few content recommendations that have the potential to shift your thinking in a significant way.
IDEA FROM ME:
Are you making decisions in your life that prioritise the long-term?
Hopefully when you ask yourself this question, a bunch of things should come to mind. If not, that might be cause to reflect on how you're balancing the short-term and long-term. Because eventually, you’ll pay the price for too heavily prioritising the short-term.
Ideally, you're regularly delaying instant gratification. You’re sacrificing short-term pleasure, for long term benefits. You also want to be doing uncomfortable things – which are necessary to get what you want later.
A few examples:
If you save and invest, you’ll have less disposable income now (and the things that come with it). But, in the long-run, you’ll have financial freedom.
Being active and pushing yourself hard isn’t always fun. It’s usually pretty uncomfortable. But, if you want to be at a healthy weight and in good cardiovascular health in the long-run, it’s unavoidable. You have to get it done.
I’ll leave you with a quote that helps to sum up sacrificing the short-term, for the long-term.
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice (the greatest wide receiver in NFL history)
I love this. It’s so easy for work to define us. Have you ever gone at it 100% during the week, only to slump exhausted in the evenings and weekends? This is a great reminder that life is won in what happens OUTSIDE OF WORK.
I read this post in September last year. It resonated so much that I screenshotted a section of it (the tips part) and have it on my wall to help serve as a reminder: