The Zen of zooming out

There are unlimited opportunities out there just waiting to be found. And still, few people ever do. Why? I think it’s a question of focus. When we think “focus”, we naturally think of zooming in. We get lost in details, loosing the “big picture”. Zooming is not only about zooming in, it’s also about zooming out. Sometimes we need to zoom out –  to see the big picture so we can discover new opportunities. Looking for mushrooms on one square foot is difficult. Zoom in as much as you like, if there are no mushrooms, you won’t find any. Zoom out and you might find an abundance of mushrooms just a few feet away. If you’re tackling a problem, never forget to zoom out. This applies as much to technology as to anything in life.