the forest and the trees

Try something for me…

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Close your eyes.
Open them and focus on the large stones in the curved part of the structure.
Close your eyes.
Open them and focus on the small stones in between.
Close your eyes and sit further back in your chair.
Open your eyes and see the large and small stones together, how they play and interact and form a cohesive whole.

Now try that with a project. Or a decision. Or, heck, with life.

It’s your choice in any given moment whether to focus on the large puzzle pieces, the small details, or the interplay of them both. All the perspectives are useful at different times. How can you make each perspective work for you?

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