In part: Choosing the right things to apply your intellectual effort to. In part: being able to focus on different levels of detail and on the big picture and being able to transition through those views gracefully and at appropriate times.

Perspective also is a coping strategy for dealing with stress. Look at the big picture. Consider your troubles in comparison to those of others. Think of how this will look a year, 10 years from now. “This too shall pass.”

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