The Fog of Now

We’re all familiar with the phrase “fog of war,” where the current situation crowds out the bigger picture (often of what is right and wrong). 

In growth companies, we often experience the “fog of now.” The busyness of now – the 10,000 urgent things that must be done now – that busyness obscures the bigger picture, the strategic mindset. 

It also often obscures the enjoyment of the moment and the celebration of current accomplishments. 

These three things – strategic mindset, enjoyment and celebration are key to leading long term growth. 

Find a way to give yourself a break – and a breath – away from the fog of now. Do this in a way that creates a pattern and rhythm; put it on your calendars, make it a habit.

Then hold yourself accountable.
— Karen Walker



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