As Seth shared lately “Short-term wins feel like a demonstration of will by those that seek to be strong.”
It’s worth considering if these wins are necessary or not. The inherent risk is that they create resistance and that they test other people’s resilience.
They might feel necessary as demonstrations of will most often will be the result of anxiety. They result from the fear to lose status, position, or power.
Another way to look at it is to ask oneself what it is one could lose in the given situation. Maybe instead of winning it is sufficient not to lose while keeping the long-term goal in mind.