Macro Patient, Micro Speed
Before, I labeled long term thinking as good and short term thinking as bad. But this isn’t the case. Neither is inherently bad or good. It’s just that we have a natural tendency to think short term rather than long term. Short term thinking is common but long term thinking is rare.
Thus, be patient on a macro level. Then execute fast on the micro level.
For example, if one of my goals is to become a writer, that will take persistence and patience. In the interim, I can start to build an audience. Sticking to something long term produces compounding returns in the long run. Optimizing for speed gives results, encouragement, and validation, which is important when starting out.