David Marquet - Intent Based Leadership: Create Leaders at Every Level

Leadership Nudge™ – Think Long Term

The next time you need to make a decision, turn the calendar to a date six months from today. Look at that date and imagine it’s that day.

Then, think to yourself, ‘Ok, on that day, (thinking back to today), what do I wish I’d done?’

The reason this works is because it activates the long-term part of your brain. Humans are generally short-term thinkers and we need help thinking more in the long-term.

So, you will bias your decision more for a long-term win, which will be better in the long run than when you bias your decision for the short-term.

Let us know how it goes!


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