Speaking of the durability of success, it’s helpful to me right now to put less focus on the immediate short-term goal: ie: make this movie, get this gig, make it through the exercise program- and to put more thought into the 10,000 foot goal- a life-long career of film work, a lifetime of healthy exercise habits.
Keeping this perspective causes me less stress and allows me to be more patient with the task at hand.
Short-term goals are important benchmarks, but it helps me pace myself when I realize I’m sowing seeds for a lifetime rather than for the immediate reward.
Again, marathon, not a sprint. Tortoise, not the hare.