They say we overestimate what we can do in a year, and underestimate what we can do in a decade.
This is the tension on the horizon.
- Distance: We‘re no good at predicting the future. We can’t clearly imagine what life in another country would be like (but another state is easy enough). Or what it’d be like if our teams grew tenfold (but 2X isn’t so hard).
- Balance: Tension lives in the balance of looking far enough ahead to build our desired future, but not for so long as to leave tomorrow unattended. Planning for what we see clearly, for what we can’t, and hoping we’ve lined them up properly.
It’s Christmas 2018. What will you achieve by Christmas 2019? How about 2029?
Relish the tension. Merry Christmas.