“Are you so busy fighting that you didn’t notice your own ship has set sail?” -Uncle Iroh, “Avatar: the Last Airbender”
Avatar: The Last Airbender fans will get the irony behind this “proverb.” 😛 But, you know, it really is just that. A proverb. Sometimes, especially when we have a goal already in mind, we can focus too much on the details in life and busy ourselves by fighting out things that could really be dealt with more calmly, if they have to be dealt with at all. We can be so focused on all those little grievances that we don’t notice our own chance at happiness and prosperity leaving without us. Now I’m not saying that we shouldn’t plan or pay attention to details. Far from it! But even in the midst of our planning and little, everyday crises, we do need to remember that there are bigger things to consider, and more long-term options to watch out for.