Don’t think short-term. Don’t go short. Don’t just think about what you want to do this year, the next quarter, or the next year. Average people have the mindset of having yearly plans and quarterly targets that they have to meet. But you’re extraordinary, and you should think in 20 to 50 years’ time. This year alone is not a deep or large enough cut for you.
To achieve greatness and be extraordinary, you need to think beyond how you would naturally measure success. Think about where you want to be in 20 to 50 years from now, and create many short-term strategies to achieve your long-term goal. The most successful people don’t just want to make money, they want to leave a footprint behind—they want to build a legacy.