To know what to do on any given day (some clarity at the micro-level), you must have a masterplan (some clarity at the macro-level).
To create a masterplan, you must try lots of things as often as possible. The experience (successes and failures) of doing lots of things becomes the building blocks and reveals more tools.
Macro informs the foundation, micro informs the scaffolding. There is a back and forth as the structure is built, one informing the other in constant realignment.
The journey of a thousand milesLao Tzu (Chapter 64 of The Tao Te Ching)
starts from beneath your feet.
One thousand miles is the macro; the first step is the micro; the journey is the negotiation between, clarifying and prompting.
You will never know precisely what you’re doing until you do it. This is the meaning behind the often-repeated expression, “nobody knows what they’re doing.”
The play between macro and micro is what opens up choice. And choice is where the known and unknown collide—order and chaos met. It is the road of a thousand miles and beyond.