There is a quote on my daily calendar that says "God made the world round so we could never see too far down the road." (Isak Dinesen)
It was a great reminder today that taking care of the day to day is as important and looking down the road.
As part of the coaching practice I ask clients to see 3, 6, and 12 month goals. In otherwords, down the road, around the bend, and off the horizon.
Most want to just look "off the horizon" and how to get there the quickest way possible at all costs and by all means!
"God made the world round so we could never see too far down the road." It isn't all about the 'off the horizon' piece. Planning on your ultimate goal without looking down the short road and around the bend means you are missing some very important pieces along the way like: living, learning, being, and creating.
Try not to look so far down the road that you can't begin to even think about how you will get there, but keep in mind that the down the road will come! Are you planning and preparing or are you just waiting for the end of the road to happen.
Again, "God made the world round so we could never see too far down the road." A quote to live by.