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September 13, 2023

Can you see the forest instead of the trees?

Can you see the forest instead of the trees?

Often we get trapped in our world of doing and lose sight of the bigger picture

Why are we doing what we are doing?

Think about it. Which animal can predict what another animal is going to do?

A bird can see what its prey is about to do and take a course of action, while the prey only sees what’s in front of it.

The bird can make strategic decisions about when to swoop down.
While the prey is often blissfully unaware of the impending danger.

Similarly, we need to see a bird’s eye view of what we are doing otherwise we tend to make decisions that are short-term fixes.
That never deals with the bigger picture.

Being able to see the forest instead of just the trees is commonly known as strategic thinking.
It’s the ability to lift one’s thinking above short-term goals and view long-term objectives.

Ask yourself these questions:
1. Am I thinking strategically or tactically?
2. How clear am I on my priorities?
3. Do my current activities match my long-term objectives?
4. Am I thinking for myself?

Strategic thinking comes about when you’re thinking long term, 2-5 years from now.
By doing this well you have an opportunity to get off the hamster wheel.