A band of explorers was struggling to make their way through a thick jungle to some fabled ruins. In the front of the entourage was the hatchet crew seriously hacking away at the thick undergrowth. Behind them were pack animals, explorers, and a couple of elephants. The leader of the expedition decides to mount the tallest elephant in hopes to see where they're headed. Once atop the elephant he gets a glimpse above the jungle, and sees the ruins, but they are off in another direction.
The Explorer yells down:
"Hey guys, we're heading the wrong way!"
To which they yell back:
"Quiet! We're making progress!"
It is very easy to get mired in the day-to-day tactical operations of your business. It is much harder to get your head above it all in order to see if you're heading in the right direction, but it is critical. Take some time to glimpse above the trees and see if you headed in the right direction.