Quick Win – you make decisions today based on what you want to achieve today based on the mistakes you made yesterday. Your focus is narrow and you’re looking at the impact as it affects you today. Quick Wins involve sacrifices and shortcuts on their path to success.
Long Run – you make decisions today, for tomorrow and the tomorrow after that, but your focus is significantly expanded to include the impact from today as you look forward. The Long run eschews shortcuts and “we’ll fix it later” in favour of thought out plans.
One solves today’s problem, the other looks at the impact of solving today’s problem as it applies to your overall goals and strategy.
But the same question always remains – Was the Quick Win worth it in the Long Run?