When you play the long game, you pay a price today for tomorrow’s win.
It won’t be as easy or fun as the short game.
That’s why it takes courage and foresight to play the long game.
It takes commitment and belief that the long game will result in better outcomes.
You get good at playing long games by avoiding shortcuts and not defaulting to easy options.
Teaming up with others, those who play long games also help.
When you play a long game, find solace in understanding that all big outcomes are due to many small steps you took.
So when playing the long game there will be many moments and opportunities to celebrate small wins. It is not all pain for a big gain after all.