Keep your eyes on the horizon. This phrase is used across a variety of disciplines including sailing, hiking, driving, and investing. In driving it means keeping your focus on farthest point of the road you can see (towards the horizon line) which enables you to see — and react to — what’s happening on the whole road rather than just the car in front of you.
In coaching, “keep your eyes on the horizon” means keeping your mid-to-long-term goals in mind to help organize shorter-term goals. When you know what you want to accomplish in 3-6 months, it’s easier for you to set 1-month benchmarks that you can work towards meeting through everyday tasks. How are you keeping your eyes on the horizon today?