I wear glasses. My prescription has only the slightest correction for distance vision; I don’t have to wear my glasses to drive safely. The real reason I need to wear my glasses is so that I can see what is right in front of my face. (Glasses are easier to come by than longer arms.)
That said, I need both kinds of vision. So do we all. When we figure out what we want in fitness goals, we need to look both at the distance to figure out where we want to end up and at the immediate to figure out where to start. We need to know where we are going and what steps to take to get there.
Let’s invest five minutes in naming the big fitness goal and then deciding what to do today or this week to bring it closer.