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Don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees

by on March 21, 2012
According to the old adage, one should not lose sight of the forest for the trees, but what does this mean?

A forest is full of beautiful trees for the beholding, but when one becomes so engrossed in looking at the individual trees, they may forget that each tree is merely one of thousands in the forest and thus lose sight of the big picture.

It is easy for us to occasionally become so involved in the little details of what is going on that we lose sight of the big picture, and we forget what we are trying to do here. When we find ourselves becoming too engrossed in one little detail, one little project, or one little policy, it might be a good time to step back, take a breath and try to remember what we are all here for.

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3 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink

    We could use some Ben Franklin right now. Way too much Barney Frank going on

  2. Always good advice. Have to pull back a little every now and then to see the bigger picture.

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