People overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years.

Bill Gates said this, and he’s got a point.

Trying to fit too much into a year is common. Planning the next ten is rare. But it makes a lot of sense.

Thinking about what’s possible in ten years means you can see how this year's goals fit within your whole life’s mission. Extending the timeframe means you are playing a longer term game and not searching for quick wins.

In ten years you will be you, just ten years older.

You can see where you’ll be in 2032 by looking at your daily habits and choices and projecting them forward. If you’re happy with that trajectory, do more of the same and you’ll get somewhere great.

If you’re not happy with that trajectory, you can make a change right now.