Short Run vs Long Run

I read this blog on Wednesday morning and it really struck a chord with me, so often I see my personal training clients at KORE Wellness, myself, my friends and family so focused on the short run that we never pause and consider our daily, weekly, monthly actions into the long run.  A vision of the long run is what grounds our short term decisions but if we haven’t stopped to consider our long term picture, the short term actions win out.  

Since I started writing my goals down daily, I have noticed that I do a better job of keeping them in the forefront of my mind. I find myself asking constantly as I am rewriting my goals if my short term actions yesterday were pointed in the direction of my long term goals.  Some days I do a great job, some days I blow it.  But my point is that knowing where I want to be in the future is having an effect on creating some discipline and direction to what I do today.  

Have you been stuck in short term mode?  Are you sabotaging your own long term goals for short term gains?  Food for thought. 

The short run and the long run – Taken from Seth Godin’s Blog (

It's about scale. 
Pick a long enough one (or a short enough one) and you can see the edges.
In the short run, there's never enough time.
In the long run, constrained resources become available.

In the short run, you can fool anyone.
In the long run, trust wins.

In the short run, we've got a vacancy, hire the next person you find.
In the long run, we spend most of our time with the people we've chosen in the short run.

In the short run, decisions feel more urgent and less important at the same time.
In the long run, most decisions are obvious and easy to make.

In the short run, it's better to panic and obsess on emergencies and urgencies.
In the long run, spending time with people you love, doing work that matters, is all that counts.

In the short run, trade it all for attention.
In the long run, it's good to own it (the means of production, the copyrights, the process).

In the short run, burn it down, someone else will clean up the problem.
In the long run, the environment in which we live is what we need to live.

In the short run, better to cut class.
In the long run, education pays off.

In the short run, tearing people down is a great way to get ahead.
In the long run, building things of value makes sense.

Add up the short runs, though, and you're left with the long run. It's going to be the long run a lot longer than the short run will last.
Act accordingly.

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