We all sometimes have trouble keeping our eyes on the big picture. Even the most positive of people can sometimes be overwhelmed. When that happens, it’s important to step back and look at the situation in the grand scheme of things.
Not everything goes your way. Sometimes, you have a list of tasks that just have to be done today, but as fate has it, something more urgent comes up. It doesn’t need to be something drastic, like a family member in the hospital. It might even be a business lead that must be pursued during a short window of opportunity.
Whether or not that opportunity pans out, it’s still frustrating to fall behind in other areas. When that happens, all you can do is step back and regroup in preparation for the next day. Every business suffers catastrophes. it’s how you respond to the crisis that really matters, especially in a young company.
Perhaps a miscommunication damages a relationship with major client. The client might have represented enormous opportunity, and losing that client is painful. In that moment, it’s difficult to remember just how many companies are in the world. There are other clients out there, you just need to find them.
The big picture is the long-term situation. It’s the goals for the year, not the goals for the day. Today is February 1. One month of 2016 is gone. Did you make good use of it? Are you on track for the year? If your answer is no, there are still 11 months left in the year. Grab the proverbial bull by the horns and work on those long-term goals. There’s still time to paint the big picture.