I have a rule of never starting any project that I can’t commit the next five years to. I don’t work on anything that I can’t see myself doing in 5–7 years, and I never try and gun for a short term pay off. I’m a big believer in wider time frames.
When your days are filled with only those core essentials that mean the world to you — and you’re succeeding in those few areas — you absolutely will dominate in “all” areas of your life. Because the only things in your life are the things you highly value. Everything else has slowly been weeded-out. You are living intentionally and congruently. You have momentum and balance. You’re being who you truly want to be, every single day.