I recently read a blog post from Seth Godin called. Tribal organizing (right and wrong, slow and fast) He talked about the decisions we make and what motivates us. Are we living in the world of instant gratification and basing our decisions from that point of view? He suggest that maybe we slow down and look more long term. If we did that how would that impact or decision process? He pulls in the idea of building relationships and how that approach has s much more stable outcome. "Connection—We are here for the members of the tribe and the change they seek to make. Are people in this for the long haul, the destination as well as the journey? What do we stand for? Are relationships being built, or is this merely an ATM?"
IF you are not thinking long term and understanding that you need to be in it for the long haul then don't be surprised when your short term decisions only give you short term results. Just a thought!