In order to succeed, you need to be combine short-term energy with long-term vision.

Fast action is required to take advantage of short-term situations. Without the vision to evolve, however, you’ll find yourself in a local minima, spinning your wheels because the situation has changed and you missed the boat. If you have no long term vision, find a good employer who will treat you well and tell you what you are going to be tasked with each month.

Long term vision is the core of strategy. Without action, however, you’re better off being a university professor. Hold yourself to your own deadlines like they were handed down from heaven, and you stand a chance of realizing your vision.