Largavista is Spanish for “Long View”. The Art of Taking the Long View is the skill, the motivation, the wisdom to look waaaay down the road and have a plan, an idea, a vision for where we want to be, what we want to become, how we wish to mold, shape, and direct our lives.
Flexibility is key! We spend most of our lives in Plan B (or C or D or …). While your overall vision may stay somewhat constant or evolve relatively slowly, your concrete plans will and should change. You are a work in progress; as your self-awareness and storehouse of experience grow, it is natural that your plans and goals reflect that.
It has been said that “planning is invaluable but plans are useless”, meaning that reality has a way of messing with the best laid plans but the process of planning allows us to more quickly and intelligently adapt. We tend to overestimate what we can get done in a day but underestimate what we can get done in a year. A vision for your life, written goals, action plans, and regular journaling to keep perspective and track your progress: these are powerful techniques for turbo charging your life.
“The future is the ONLY thing we can do anything about.” – Hillis
“Think of the long view of life, not just what’s going to happen today or tomorrow. Don’t give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now.” – Richard G. Scott
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier, 1885-1950
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier