When we take on a daily task – which I consider a small picture item – let’s make sure it ties into what our intentions are for the big picture.

Often times we can get caught up in putting out fires in the moment and lose focus of our grand plans. I’ve found planning ahead seems to alleviate much of this wasted time. Don’t get me wrong, we must attend to problems that come up and need our immediate attention, but don’t let them get you off track of where you’re heading after the flames are out.

Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep your attention fixed on your intentions. Especially over a long period of time. But keep at it. Write them down as this may help solidify your goal.

You can always go back and re-visit them, adjust them and be reminded of why it’s important to you as well as assessing your progress.