You have probably heard the term ‘big picture thinking’ and ‘small picture thinking’.
Big picture thinking can sometimes be a bit daunting and distracting. It’s important to take an occasional look at the overall goal but stay focussed on the pieces instead.
Breaking a larger goal into smaller pieces is not a new idea. The point of this model of thinking is to not become consumed with the overall big picture, keep it as a reference point and refer to it regularly but don’t stare at it for too long.