NOV 7, 2020Think In Decades

Think in decades not days. Solving problems based on what's going to give you the biggest results in a decade allows you to see what really matters. When you take the longest view in the room, you see problems and opportunities that others can't. Consider the opportunity cost. Choosing to work on something means you're not working on something else. The hardest thing to understand when applying this lesson is that you have to say no to good opportunities to pursue great ones. People often trade visible problems for invisible ones. Where there is visible short-term pain but long-term gain, you'll find opportunity. Level two thinking takes a lot of work. It's not easy to think in terms of systems, interactions, and time.