See the big picture, they say. No, better be detail oriented. Actually no, details weigh us down, considering the overall situation is the way forward, the perspective.
So which way is best?
I think that details are just as important as the big picture. Details are the little steps that lead us to the whole tableau. The specifics of a plan may be tedious brush strokes, but without them we would have nothing to frame.
What do you see?
Look Closer. What am I? From Details to the Big Picture, something yellow.
Yes, yellow, but what else? What do you think this is? Shh, if you do guess right, keep it to yourself.
Let’s zoom out a little.
I think we get a better idea now of what we are looking at.
But do we, really?
More details appear in the enlarged the image. It doesn’t look like blobs of glass anymore. Well, it looked to me – or drops of custard 🙂
But where is leading us?
Now we know what are we talking about.
More details make for a more insightful approach.
Still, what do you imagine the big picture is, if you close your eyes?
We know what the image is, but the big picture is so much more then that.
When I dream of something, and work towards it, I hold more than an image in my mind.
I hold feelings too, joy and apprehension.
Whatever I work towards, the image I hold in my mind – and my heart – is big.
It takes up space.
But let’s return to Look Closer. What am I? Yellow 🙂
Here is some excitement – or apprehension.
Depends how you feel about flying insects 🙂
Look Closer. From Details to the Big Picture, yellow. What am I?
What are your thoughts now?
Details are comparable to our past.
We wouldn’t be the people we are today without our past experiences.
And the big picture is equivalent to our future.
A myriad of small details, like pixels, form the grand tableau. We rely on the knowledge we accumulate each day to achieve, tomorrow, whatever we dream of.
No overall image would be possible without the specifics, yet without a big picture in mind we couldn’t do anything with the small daily chores. They would be just that, chores.
The big picture, achieving what we dreamed of, makes all the details that went into it (meaningless if taken separately) worth while.
Imagine building a puzzle without the final picture in front of your eyes. Could you do it?
Remember where we started?
It was yellow.
Look where our journey took us.
I hope that, today, you will be on step closer to your dreams. 🙂 Enjoy the journey and the small details.
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