Playing the Long Game to Achieve Big Goals with Consistent Action and Patience

Success takes time and playing the long game is key.

Do you dream of achieving significant career goals that feel beyond your reach? Are you willing to put in the effort to make those dreams a reality?

The key to success is consistency, persistence, and a willingness to put in the work day after day, month after month, and year after year. When you adopt this approach, you will see that the result you have been dreaming of is no longer out of reach, but instead becomes a tangible achievement.

Use these tips to achieve the career success you desire:

Set Milestones

Playing the long game in your career development means setting a big goal or vision and creating milestones to help you achieve it. These milestones can include promotions, special projects, certifications, and education, among other things. By breaking down your overarching goal into smaller, more manageable milestones, you can make steady progress and stay motivated on your journey toward success. Remember, it's crucial to approach your career with a long-term mindset, as success often takes longer than expected.


Play the Long Game

The long game involves being persistent, patient, and committed to your career development over time. It is about recognizing that success will likely take longer than expected and accepting that progress may sometimes be slow. Despite setbacks and challenges, playing the long game means remaining determined and focused on your goals, trusting the process and celebrating every small win along the way.


Take Consistent Action

Consistent action is vital in achieving long-term goals and career success. By developing habits that contribute to your growth, taking daily steps towards your milestones, and staying committed to your plan, you set yourself up for success in the long run. Consistency helps build a strong foundation, making it easier for you to overcome obstacles and continue moving forward on your path.

Find Support

A strong support system is essential for career success, providing encouragement, guidance, and new opportunities. Having friends, family, colleagues, or mentors in your corner can make all the difference, especially during challenging times. In addition to seeking support from individuals, joining membership communities or mastermind groups can offer valuable networking opportunities and camaraderie with like-minded professionals.

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About Andy Storch

Andy Storch is an author, consultant, coach, speaker and facilitator on a mission to get the most out of life and inspire others to do the same. He is the author of the book, Own Your Career Own Your Life, which is designed to help professionals stop drifting and take control of their futures. Andy is also the host of three podcasts, including The Talent Development Hot Seat; Own Your Career; and My NFT Journey. He is the co-founder and host of The Talent Development Think Tank Conference and Community as well as the host of the Talent Development Virtual Summit. Andy has consulted and taught strategy, sales, leadership, finance, and innovation to business leaders all over the world including companies like, Oracle, Google, Toyota, State Farm, Red Bull, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, HP, Sony, Cisco, Tiffany & Co and others. Andy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he served as President of the MBA program and a BS from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) His purpose is to love and support his family and to impact the world by inspiring people to stop drifting, take control and live life with Intention. He is a husband and father of two kids and lives in Orlando, Florida, USA.