Eventually, the marathon runner forgets each step of each mile and begins to embrace the race.
Every well-practiced piano player must stop thinking about each individual note they must play and start thinking about the whole piece.
This is called the long line. Shifting from what is to what could be.
For Abraham Lincoln, it was about abolishing slavery and reuniting a country. Nelson Mandela thought about his long line for 27 years while he was held captive in prison.
We can’t change the world without first imagining it.
HT Ben Zander