EVERY DAY IS A BALANCING ACT, constantly responding to the winds of change.

I get that.

But you have to remember where you’re going.  When people walk a tightrope, it’s not about focusing on the two feet around them and the infinite space below.

It’s about keeping attention on where they’re going.  The end goal.

This same principle serves you well in business as well: As you respond to the constant buffeting of issues and conditions, your drive should be always to the larger goals.

If you make a tiny mistake now, you most likely will be able to correct it.

The problem is that it seems that EVERY decision is major, with fatal consequences.  Not true.  Most decisions are minimal impact, and the art is in knowing where those are likely to be.

Notice, too, that our tightrope walker doesn’t just launch out with no training.  She’s been doing this for years.  And she’s no dummy: she has a safety rope as well.

Where do you need to tap others with deeper expertise?  What safety ropes do you have in place?