A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
Your personal goals need a long-term strategy.
It's no secret that we're pushed to the limit. Today's professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe.
How can we break out of this endless cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek?
Just as CEOs who optimize for quarterly profits often fail to make the strategic investments necessary for long-term growth, the same is true in our own personal and professional lives. We need to reorient ourselves to see the big picture so we can tap into the power of small changes that, made today, will have an enormous and disproportionate impact on our future success. We need to start playing The Long Game.
As top business thinker and Duke University professor Dorie Clark explains, we all know intellectually that lasting success takes persistence and effort. And yet so much of the relentless pressure in our culture pushes us toward doing what's easy, what's guaranteed, or what looks glamorous in the moment. In The Long Game, she argues for a different path. It's about doing small things over time to achieve our goals—and being willing to keep at them, even when they seem pointless, boring, or hard.
In The Long Game, Clark shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals' experiences. Everyone is allotted the same twenty-four hours—but with the right strategies, you can leverage those hours in more efficient and powerful ways than you ever imagined. It's never an overnight process, but the long-term payoff is immense: to finally break out of the frenetic day-to-day routine and transform your life and your career.
What a fantastic book! I picked it up and couldn't put it down. Dorie rightly points out that as professionals we are stuck in execution mode. We are constantly trying to get more things done, but the wrong things. We are just getting "work" done, we aren't getting the things we need to get done to achieve our life goals or even figure out what our life goals are! The Long Game gives you strategies for figuring out your long-term goals and executing them. It is basically an instruction manual. It is very well written and lays out great strategies. I can't wait to give them a try!
Lost insterest after first chapter. Nothing interesting or new here.
Loved the intro about long term planning but then it got boring with examples about people and basic stuff.