It’s a lot easier when you have a roadmap. You don’t have to wonder whether you are moving in the right direction or not. You can work peacefully.

If you are a follower, you get a ready-made map. If you are a leader, you create the roadmap.
But if you are like me, you need to do both. You are a leader as well as a follower. You lead yourself. You follow yourself.

As a follower, when you work, you are laser-focused. You take a microscopic view.
As a leader, your awareness is broad; you think about a larger picture. You take a macroscopic view!
Sometimes, for people like us, it becomes difficult to leave the comfort of follower mode and switch to the leader mode.

Here is my formula for quickly switching to leader mode. It will help you see the big picture and create the roadmap effortlessly.

Find a silent time-slot of 10 to 15 minutes. Be ready with two sheets of paper and your favorite pen. Make yourself comfortable in your favorite place. Get ready for the sprint. Take a deep breath. And…

Pour everything you have on the paper. Do it fast. Very fast.

Avoid detailing. (If any thought bothers you, dump it on a separate sheet of paper.)
Don’t stop till you have nothing to say (You will know it when you start repeating the ideas)

When you stop, you will have a thought-dump of your subconscious mind. (concerns, worries, missing things, fears, etc.) Now, you can switch to the microscopic view and work on each point.

How frequently should you switch to the macroscopic mode?
Do it whenever your mind starts whispering, “I think we are missing something…”

That’s it. Try it now.