What type of driver are you?
Do you scan and purvey the road 100 yards ahead? Or are you continually focusing on what’s right in front of you?
We get stuck in the moment. We get stuck only seeing and paying attention to the things staring us in the face.
When we get stuck in the now and only see the immediate 10 yards in front of us, we lose our ability to anticipate. We lose our ability to see a problem early and adapt. When we can’t see a problem early, we leave little time for us to react and adjust course.
Which in turn leads to more short term thinking. And we get stuck in a cycle. Of only seeing what’s right in front of us. And we lose our ability to see the periphery. Which is where the real work so often lies.
Something as simple the way you drive can be a broader signal for how you see and anticipate in your own life.
Are you stuck dealing with the crisis of the present or are you anticipating the road ahead?
To get ahead, we must be able to see ahead.