On a flight this morning, I was chatting with a gentleman sitting next to me. He shared a recent learning (he called it a "guidepost") he adopted recently. I thought it was interesting:
A mentor of his told him to think in terms of "10, 10, and 10" when making decisions in life:
Consider the impact of your decisions and actions, and how they will affect your life in the next 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years.
I thought this was an interesting construct to help gauge the importance and relevance of decisions, and will begin trying to adopt this myself. In some cases, this may change my decisions, in others it may reaffirm them, but I think it's good food for thought in any case.