Objects [Your Competitors] Are Closer Than They Appear

A few years ago I took my first trip to the Grand Canyon. When people say that pictures can’t capture the Canyon’s magnificence, they know what they’re talking about. We stayed at a ranch on the Canyon rim. We helicoptered into the Canyon to meet our crew (ridiculously awesome!). And we spent three days rafting the rapids, exploring ancient grottos, and camping under a deep blanket of stars. Unforgettable.

What really captured my imagination was the contrast of viewpoints: rafting deep in the Canyon vs. taking in the ridge vistas.

Sometimes we need to be in the Canyon focusing on the rapids ahead of us. Sometimes we need to be on the Canyon rim to see around the corners, to appreciate the accumulation of our efforts, and chart the best course to meet the challenges ahead.

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