The whole and its parts
Focus entirely on the problem. The difficult bit. The part that got your attention and it’s likely that you miss the whole.
I recently created an event and choose 20 as a reasonable number of attendees. The temptation was to spend all my time chasing potential attendees, making promises, and hustling to get the numbers up. After all, the number of bums on seats is easy to measure and a marker for success.
But what if you placed your focus instead of being able to do it again? No bridges burned. Or creating delight in the ones that do turn up?
When we focus on the whole system, not just the tricky bit, we do it for the good of the whole.