As we start to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and life shifts back toward “normal” for many, I have a lot of folks telling me they’re struggling with thinking about long-term planning.
And that makes sense, since we’ve seen how quickly our long-term plans and goals can be turned upside down, and we’ve spent the past year or so dealing with a lot of short-term changes.
So how do we bring the long run into focus without getting derailed by the short run?
One way is by thinking of the long term as a series of short-term challenges, rather than one uninterrupted straight line.
Here are three simple strategies that can help you train your mind: