A commitment that does wonders to our career happiness

A commitment that can work wonders for our career happiness – refuse to measure progress in years and, instead, do so in decades.

This isn’t just about the Bill Gates idea that we overestimate how much we’ll get done in a year and underestimate how much we’ll get done in a decade.

It also forces us to move away from well defined goal focused thinking to more ambiguous direction focused thinking.

While the former simply invites impatience and short term thinking, the latter forces us to embrace long term patience while using our energy to hustle in the short term.

Macro patience, micro speed.