Short game feels good, gets results today. The results are not defendable.
Short game looks like the obvious choice. Quick ROI, less investment.
Short game is easy to replicate. Everyone wants to play the short game. Everyone wants you to play the short game.
Long Game play seems counterintuitive. Long game is hard, its a grind, its taxing. Taxing on time, energy, emotion.
Long Game strategy is not obvious. Long Game looks wasteful, irrational, never ending.
Long Game players will remain, while Short Game players disappear. The brilliance of Long Game will then be realized.