Good things take time. If we all settled for immediate results, there would be no Apple, Amazon, or Tesla.
The world's best leaders are visionaries. They work years ahead, having planted the seeds for what's happening now to springboard them into the future.
When asked what he thinks when analysts congratulate him on a good quarter, Jeff Bezos said:
“Those quarterly results were fully baked three years ago. Today I'm working on a quarter that will happen in 2020, not next quarter. Next quarter is done already and it's probably been done for a couple years…If we have a good quarter it’s because of work we did 3, 4, 5 years ago. It’s not because we did a good job this quarter.”
What Jeff Bezos thinks when an Analyst congratulates him on a "good quarter". pic.twitter.com/PruKO21GDR
— Hardcore Value (@HardcoreValue) January 20, 2018
Get ready to go years being misunderstood.