It’s good to compare the short-term value versus the long-term value of what we say yes (or no) to.
If I say yes to a work opportunity, what’s the short-term value and long-term value, and what’s each half-life? How long does the value last? Trade for example. If I trade a logo design for a food gift card
Short-term and long-term usually comes down to immediacy. If you don’t have any money for food this week, then trading work for a food gift card would be a great idea. But if you’ve got plenty of money for your essential needs, then training your time for food is a debatable value.
Long-term benefits are almost universally more valuable than short-term due to compound interest.
It’s worth noting that consistent short-term actions lead to long-term value. You can’t have a long-term vision without the short-term actions to get you there.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #654