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Short Term Thinking Quotes


"Short-term thinking is the greatest enemy of good government." - Anthony Albanese

"The most damaging aspect of contemporary living is short-term thinking." - Rick Warren

"The number one problem in our society today is short-term thinking." - Rick Warren

"Some habits of ineffectiveness are rooted in our social conditioning toward quick-fix, short-term thinking." - Stephen Covey

"Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity." - Bruce Lee

"People don't like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today." - Robert Kiyosaki

"We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

"Money can extinguish intrinsic motivation, diminish performance, crush creativity, encourage unethical behavior, foster short-term thinking, and become addictive." - Daniel H Pink

"I doubt that most people with short-term thinking love the natural world enough to save it." - E O Wilson

"Short-term can be terminal." - Mark Mccormack

"Whilst large organisations need foresight, they are also notorious in their bias for short term thinking, sometimes rejecting or even suppressing foresight." - Tom Graves

"The very best Labor governments in our nation's history distinguished themselves by thinking big and, wherever possible, resisting the temptation to overemphasise short-term political considerations." - Anthony Albanese

"Short term memory is not good." - Jim Mcmahon

"Rekindled love is generally short-term." - Nicholas Sparks

"Goals help you overcome short-term problems." - Hannah More

"There's nothing as short as short-term debt." - Evan Esar

"Money is a short-term result that incentivizes short-term decision making." - Simon Sinek

"Easy short-term choices lead to difficult long-term consequences meanwhile difficult short-term choices lead to easy long-term consequences." - Rory Vaden

"I have problems with this very extreme form of capitalism where the pendulum has swung so far in one direction, where the focus is completely on the short term, and no one is thinking about the consequences." - Noreena Hertz

"Long-range planning works best in the short term" - Doug Evelyn

"Short term satisfaction will never lead to something timeless." - Jack Dorsey

"The secret to happiness is short-term, stupid self-interest!" - Bill Watterson

"Governments, especially democratic ones, are short-term and nationalistic." - Peter Senge

"Life is too short for long-term grudges." - Elon Musk

"Our struggles are the short term lessons we learn to achieve long term success." - Simon Sinek

"Everywhere you turn you see Americans sacrifice their long-term interests for a short-term reward." - Michael Lewis

"A job is a short term solution to a long term problem" - Robert Kiyosaki

"Focus on long term success but be willing to make short term adjustments to get there" - Simon Sinek

"The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers." - John Acton

"Long-term planning is often undervalued by our indefinite short-term world." - Peter Thiel

"Be brutally honest about the short term and optimistic and confident about the long term." - Reed Hastings

"Promotions are a short-term solution with dreadful long-term effects." - Mike Jeffries

"We over estimate technology in the short term and under estimate technology in the long term." - Arthur C Clarke

"You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures." - Charles C. Noble

"Short-term and long-term results typically lead to different result, which are often the opposite." - Eben Pagan

"It is important to possess a short-term pessimism and a long-term optimism ..." - Adrienne Rich

"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." - Ron Paul

"People are willing to get short-term gains at the risk of long-term choices..." - Rick Rubin

"Never let a short term desire get in the way of a long term goal." - Curtis Martin

"The government can indefinitely control both short-term and long-term interest rates." - Seth Klarman

"The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers." - Lord Acton

"Good decisions can have bad short-term outcomes but be great for the business long-term." - Gerry Schwartz

"As the CEO, I have to take care of the short term, mid term and the long term." - Carlos Ghosn

"If you have a lesion in the hippocampus in both sides, you have short term memory, but you can convert that short term memory into long term memory." - Eric Kandel

"We want everything in a hurry because our primary aim must be survival in the short term. Long term thinking has seemed like a luxury in human history because lives were shorter, but with our increased longevity we have to figure out what to DO with all our time, and to pace ourselves to achieve things that we want. Hobbes might have been right when he originally wrote that life is 'nasty, poor, brutish and short', but today we are AWASH with time." - Tom Butler-Bowdon

"Innovation comes from long-term thinking and iterative execution." - Reid Hoffman

"The American people deserve long-term, forward-thinking policies." - Dean Heller

"I don't think anyone is thinking long-term now." - Thomas Mann

"I like to pride myself on thinking pretty long term, but not that long term." - Mark Zuckerberg

"If you see long term benefit in doing something, but short term pain then you should do it." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Delegation requires the willingness to pay for short term failures in order to gain long term competency." - Dave Ramsey

"My first priority is growing this economy in the long term, and stimulating it in the short term." - Robert Menendez

"I'll take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short term. Earnest is long term." - Randy Pausch

"My short-term vision is the abolition of nuclear weapons. My long-term vision is the abolition of war." - Joseph Rotblat

"We must now allow ourselves to be blinded to long-term developments by the intensity of the short-term difficulties." - Stafford Cripps

"Positive defaults align our short-term decisions with our long-term interests. And we don't always do that." - Tom Rath

"There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third." - Timothy Leary

"My first priority is growing this economy in the long term, and stimulating it in the short term." - Bob Menendez

"Management is all about managing in the short term, while developing the plans for the long term." - Jack Welch

"The real sin with Social Security is that it's a long-term rip-off and a short-term scam." - Tony Snow

"While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term, the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term." - Sylvia Mathews Burwell

"The big companies are the private industry. But they're faced with a short-term need to show a profit in short-term." - Buzz Aldrin

"You can't grow long-term if you can't eat short-term. Anybody can manage short. Anybody can manage long. Balancing those two things is what management is." - Jack Welch

"Unless you invest in people, you are not going to see growth in the long term, the medium term, and maybe even the short term." - Jim Yong Kim

"Openness by the leader paves the way for ownership by the people. Without ownership, changes will be short term. Changing people's habits and ways of thinking is like writing instructions in the snow during a snowstorm. Every twenty minutes the instructions must be rewritten, unless ownership is given along with instructions." - John C Maxwell

"The number one piece of advice I would share is to recruit a mentor. Find someone you admire who is at least one generation older, and has no direct authority over you. Lack of context and perspective can cost you months and years-with a bad career choice, an unwise relocation, short-term negotiating posture, and, generally speaking, sophomoric thinking." - Bing Gordon

"Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"I am talking about ordinary people making the link between their communities being treated as disposable and the assumption that the environments they depend on are disposable as well. What gives me hope is the kind of bridgework I'm seeing between social movements on the one hand, and young writers and artists on the other, all intent on opposing such pitiless, short-term thinking." - Rob Nixon

"Your short-term memory really is shot! It must drive you nuts!!" - Richard Madeley

"The best pitchers have a short term memory and a bullet proof confidence." - Greg Maddux

"Fitting in is a short-term strategy, standing out pays off in the long run." - Seth Godin

"Short term memory makes no difference if you've lost your mind." - Ellis

"Be indifferent if you lose your short term clients, remember they are your own worst enemy" - Seth Klarman

"Short term "dash for cash" economic solutions hinder progress towards a better, more sustainable, world" - Phil Harding

"Short term volatility is greatest at turning points and diminishes as a trend becomes established" - George Soros

"I have terrible short-term memory loss, which I like to think of as Presidential eligibility." - Paula Poundstone

"Miracles are short-term solutions, it's wisdom that helps you go the distance." - John Nolte

"The civil servant is primarily the master of the short-term solution." - Indira Gandhi

"I have short-term memory loss, though I'd like to think of it as Persidential eligibility." - Paula Poundstone

"I think we'll say flat is the new growth in the short term." - Philip Green

"Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits" - Bernie Sanders

"Managers focus on short-term goals versus opportunities or challenges coming down the road." - Adrian Gostick

"You can't just pay attention to the short term, you just have to keep publishing." - Sean Lennon

"Capitalism believes that its remit is exclusively to make maximum short-term profits." - Jeremy Grantham

"I have lost my short-term memory - I'm just getting blonder by the day." - Rachel Zoe

"The central bank needs to be able to make policy without short term political concerns." - Ben Bernanke

"Never compromise your principles, even if it leads to difficulties in the short term." - Alan Casden

"We live in an age where everything is based on the short term." - Howard Schultz

"What the investment community does like is short-term measures designed to boost share prices." - James Surowiecki

"The big companies and their short-term bottom line rule this country." - Alexandra Paul

"The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains." - Al Gore

"The most important thing that a company can do in the midst of this economic turmoil is to not lose sight of the long-term perspective. Don't confuse the short-term crises with the long-term trends. Amidst all of these short-term change are some fundamental structural transformations happening in the economy, and the best way to stay in business is to not allow the short-term distractions to cause you to ignore what is happening in the long term." - Paul Saffo

"Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results." - Seth Godin

"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success." - Brian Tracy

"When I buy, I buy players for the long term, not the short term because I do respect the club a lot and also the other clubs." - Louis van Gaal

"Remember anything you want that's valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure." - Tony Robbins

"Long-term investing has gotten so popular, it's easier to admit you're a crack addict than to admit you're a short-term investor." - Peter Lynch

"Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you'll make in your lifetime." - Tony Robbins

"Focus on the long term, and always do what's right to grow the company and not make short-term decisions. And outlast everyone one." - Adam D'Angelo

"Most people... find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets." - Howard Davies

"If you're making a long-term decision for a short-term gain, you're in trouble. If you don't believe me, just ask someone who's in a bad relationship." - Alan Robert Neal

"I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?" - Nicholas Sparks

"Our goal is long-term growth in revenue and absolute profit.. so we invest aggressively in future innovation while tightly managing our short-term costs." - Larry Page

"Perl is another example of filling a tiny, short-term need, and then being a real problem in the longer term." - Alan Kay

"You have to believe in the long term plan you have but you need the short term goals to motivate and inspire you." - Roger Federer

"Sometimes the manager must perform with the courage and agility of a circus performer, carefully crossing the highwire between short-term problems and long-term objectives." - Buck Rodgers

"If we can find short-term incentives that are consistent with our long-term objectives, it is much easier to make the right decisions in the moment." - Tom Rath

"The majority of short term trading results are just random. In the long term the money ends up with those that can trade and manage risk." - Steve Burns

"Being prepared for a job is a good idea for the short term, but it is not enough for the long term." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Most people... find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets." - James A Baldwin

"Oftentimes things that seem really difficult and traumatic in the short term seem a lot less difficult and traumatic in the long term." - Moby

"It is totally unproven that the increase in the money supply has a short term or medium term connection with inflation and prices." - Denis Healey

"We tend to overestimate what we can do in the short term and underestimate what we can do in the long term." - Tim Hurson

"The choice facing the American people is not between growth and stagnation, but between short-term growth and long-term disaster." - Stewart Udall

"In the medium and long term. Spain is solvent and able to pay its high debts. In the short-term, we have the capacity to meet our obligations." - Luis De Guindos

"Action leads to Attention. that in the short-term releases Rewarding brain chemicals and in the long term improves reproductive success." - Keith Henson

"It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age." - Alexa Von Tobel

"The markets are much more interested in America's long-term trajectory than they are in feeling that there is an acute short-term crisis." - Fareed Zakaria

"This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot." - Barney Frank

"Democracies are expense-averse and they think in terms of short-term, political interests rather than a long-term interest in stability." - Samantha Power

"I will take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short-term, earnest is long-term." - Randy Pausch

"Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain." - George Will

"I don't accept as an article of faith that lots of short-term stimulus boosts the economy and gets us back on the long-term trajectory." - Glenn Hubbard

"Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish." - John C Maxwell

"America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking." - Wilma Mankiller

"When an investor focuses on short-term investments, he or she is observing the variability of the portfolio, not the returns - in short, being fooled by randomness." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"The manufacturer who finds himself up the creek is the short-sighted opportunist who siphons off all his advertising dollars for short-term promotions." - David Ogilvy

"Short-term market and economic prognostication is largely a fool's errand, we invest according to a strategy that makes the need to rely on short-term market or economic assessments largely irrelevant." - Bill Ackman

"Debasing your currency sometimes works in the short term, it has never worked in the long term and does not even usually work in the medium term. Lots of politicians like to do it because it is an easy way." - Jim Rogers

"Whatever the short term clashes between protecting the environment and eradicating poverty, medium term and long term it is clear. Unless we grow sustainably, at some point we face catastrophe" - Tony Blair

"I think sometimes when you look long term, you kind of forget to take care of what you have to take care of on a daily basis. We're into short-term goals more than long-term goals." - Chip Kelly

"Business is all about learning to balance the short-term, medium-term and long-term and I think it's when things are going well it covers up a lot of mistakes and bad decisions because you're growing so quickly..." - Tony Hsieh

"Unfortunately, beer was only a short-term answer. And head transplants had yet to be approved by the FDA." - J.R. Ward

"All politicians know that every 'temporary' political initiative promised as a short-term poultice stays on the books forever." - Cynthia Ozick

"Americans care about their past, but for short term gain they ignore it and tear down everything that matters." - Jackie Kennedy

"Many of the problems the world faces today are the eventual result of short-term measures taken last century." - Jay Wright Forrester

"We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles" - Jim Rohn

"People who are willing to give up freedom for the sake of short term security, deserve neither freedom nor security." - Benjamin Franklin

"Willpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you haven't dealt with the root cause." - Rick Warren

"Dream big dreams, but never forget that realistic short-term goals are the keys to your success." - Mac Anderson

"You can't do good work on a short-term contract. You need to be engaged over a period of time." - Yves Behar

"To improve short-term memory significantly, reduce the stress in your life. And choose your parents wisely." - John Medina

"The sole virtue of losing your short-term memory is that it does free you to be your own editor." - Norman Mailer

"Education in the understanding of citizenship is a short-term affair if we are honest and earnest." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I think so many people are reactive... they see things in a short term way they're right up against it." - Ray Dalio

"You can't pander to your audience. You might in the short term, but ultimately you can't hoodwink them, either." - Peter Maxwell Davies

"The Fed's ability to raise and lower short-term interest rates is its primary control over the economy." - Alex Berenson

"I have short-term memory loss. I know that some of the memories of the Super Bowl championships are fading." - Pat Bowlen

"Short-term amnesia is not the worst affliction if you have an Irish flair for the sauce." - Norman Mailer

"'Madea' is a Southern term. It's short for 'mother dear.' So there are a lot of Madeas out there." - Tyler Perry



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