All that I said about only needing to see far enough ahead is true.
But also, there is this…
There is a need to have a long view: not necessarily of the path, but of the destination.
To have that sense of where-we-are-headed.
Not exactly where, perhaps, but to have some idea.
We talked about this at Student Soul’s Lunch and a Thought last year:
Having a long view might help us endure difficult seasons, or challenging experiences –
where those seasons and challenges are necessary or inevitable.
Keeping the end-goal of a fulfilling job can help with the grind of assignments and the anxiety of professional placements.
In part, it is about the “Why?” of what we are doing.
Keeping a greater purpose in mind.
The long view.