This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and it’s a great reminder that although it’s good to set goals, but it’s important to be flexible and remember the “bigger picture,” because when people adhere too rigidly to a goal, they lose sight of the bigger picture.
A good example of this happened in 1996, when a group of mountain climbers continued to climb Mt. Everest in spite of warnings that a storm was approaching.
They became so focused on their goal of climbing the mountain that they lost sight of the dangers, and as a result, they were caught in a blizzard and 8 of them died.
They got so focused on the goal of climbing the mountain that they lost sight of the bigger goal, which was to safely climb back down the mountain.
Don’t get so involved in the process of reaching a goal that you lose sight of the bigger picture.