When you’re working on anything, it’s easy to go deeper and deeper into it. We are so busy looking at what is directly in front of us, it’s easy to get swamped in the details.
Remember to come up for air occasionally.
The hard work doing all of the nitty-gritty is great to get lost in, but it’s also easy to veer off course. A quick break to the surface to align ourselves and plan for the long-term, not just what is urgent now, can help us to correct ourselves before we go too far in the wrong direction.
It also helps to remind ourselves of the long-term goal. It is only when we can see how our short-term efforts fit into our long-term goals that we can truly work on them effectively.