Sometimes it’s easy to catastrophize or get caught up in the worry of doomsday predictions. Even the subtlety of cynicism is really just fear of being disappointed or concern that our efforts will be for naught. Maintaining perspective is the mark of a healthy person and a thoughtful leader. How are you balancing a sense of urgency and a leaning into patience? The tension between these holds the sweet spot of discovery and satisfaction. Maintaining perspective is allowing your sense of humor and your humility to enter into concert with your ambition. Maintaining perspective is about limiting your attendance at the Church of Busyness, and letting go, finally, of your relentless pursuit of perfection. What is perfect is actually already here, in this breath, in this moment. And it is also perfect over there, on the distant and hoped for horizon.