No, I am not saying that we control the world, not even our own tiny part of it. What we can do, is think and take action in the direction in which we want to go. And, surprisingly, we can move forward on many fronts, all at the same time. What's required is a dance between the big, critical things and the important things where we can proceed in smaller steps perhaps.
I recently gave a short talk on Moving Forward in 2021. In it, I share what that balancing dance looks like and how it works for me. Maybe it will work for you too! The slide deck follows.