Sometimes you want to act in a way to achieve immediate effect.
Other times, such as raising children, you want to choose a pattern, behavior, or action that will provide the best long term outcome.
I'm looking for a word suitable for use as a tag that embodies the idea of looking out for future interests.
Outcome is close, but feels like it doesn't cover a long enough period, requiring time modifiers.
These are the themes I'm trying to capture. Any words or very short phrases that would do this?