I’ve taken to walking in the woods. One morning a few weeks ago, I found myself scrutinizing the trail I was on and I remembered that when I was a teenager, I’d often find myself doing the opposite. As a kid, I was always looking at the sky.
I had a lot on my mind the morning of this particular walk, and much of it had to do with how I was going to make money after my big editing contracts end. I was a bit at a loss, but at the same time I was excited by the open-ended opportunity.
And, looking up from that trail, I rediscovered the cliché. (It doesn’t matter which cliché, there are a bunch that say the same thing.)
You can still see the path ahead when you look up beyond the trees.
For me, this is a far healthier and happier perspective.