Focus on the Big Picture: Setbacks Are Only Small Details

This week there have been several things that have happened to me that have reminded me to focus on the big picture. So, I figured I’d pass this message along to you today on the blog.

Here’s the thing, we often get caught up in the details and we lose sight of what it is we really want.

For instance, perhaps you want to fall in love with your soulmate. However instead of staying focused on the end game (a quality relationship) you get hung up on every little detail of your dating life. You a lot of time worrying about how a date went, if he will call, or if you said the right thing.

Or perhaps, maybe your dream is to be a big Hollywood actor. Instead of keeping your eye on the grand prize you find yourself stressing about individual auditions or the perfection of your headshot. Instead of keeping the faith, perfectionism suffocates your talent and charisma.

This happens to us a lot. We often can’t see the forest for the trees.

Setbacks are Small Details in a Major Plan

Sometimes, you have a big goal for yourself and a small setback causes you to lose a little faith. However, in the long run, we frequently find that the setback was actually helping us, rather than hurting us.

For example, maybe it was a GOOD thing that guy didn’t call you back, so you would be available when Mr. Right showed up.

Maybe it was a GOOD thing that you lost that client, because it taught you something invaluable about business. Without that loss you wouldn’t be prepared to really run a profitable business.

Perhaps it was a GOOD thing that you swung and missed a few times. Every at bat you took made you stronger and prepared you for the success you really ultimately wanted.

Remember, if you have a big dream, the universe is always doing its best to steer you toward it. Sometimes this means you bump up against lessons and stepping stones to help you get where you want to be.

So today, if you find yourself getting wrapped up in the details, take a step back! Take a deep breath and remind yourself what you’re really reaching for.

Focus on the big picture, and let the details come and go as easily as you can. The easier you are on the setbacks, the easier those same setbacks will lead you precisely where you wish to be.

XO, Andrea

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  • Colleen
    Posted May 10, 2017 10:52 am 0Likes

    Thanks for the reminder. This resonates with me today! 😊❤️

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 11, 2017 9:06 am 0Likes

    Glad to hear it Colleen! <3

  • Anonymous
    Posted May 11, 2017 10:43 am 0Likes

    Yes, it syncs well with my state as well. I will try to concentrate on the bigger picture may be the MR. Right is on the verge of approaching me. When you say focus on bigger picture do you mean to say the kind of person that i am wishing for (i.e. loving, caring, sensible, humorous etc.. and most importantly that i’m being loved for what i am). If you could elaborate it will be helpful.


  • NV
    Posted May 11, 2017 12:45 pm 0Likes

    I experienced something similar 2 days ago. I have an exam coming up in less than a month and I prayed to the universe / almighty to guide me to materials / websites that will help me to pass the exam. Yesterday, I stumbled across 50 sample questions plus 8 sample case studies related to my exam and I am feeling soooo joyful that the almighty is truly guiding me to pass my exam.

    Do you have any exam success affirmations that I can use to set my mind for success?

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 11, 2017 4:44 pm 0Likes

    Yes, Anonymous, it means remembering what you really want rather than getting sidetracked by what’s going on in the immediate moment. Having fun and remembering to stay aware of what you want (instead of getting hung up on a guy who may actually represent what you don’t want) <3

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 11, 2017 4:47 pm 0Likes

    Funnily enough, NV, I just put out 11 affirmations to build confidence, which I think would be especially useful in a situation like this. I hope you like them:

  • NV
    Posted May 12, 2017 6:54 am 0Likes

    oh great because i did record them as soon as i saw that post and said them yesterday. Thank you we are in synch

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 12, 2017 8:54 am 0Likes

    LOL-agreed! <3

  • Jeff
    Posted May 14, 2017 12:53 pm 0Likes

    Im inspired by daily encounters of numbers, events etc. , now including you.
    Everyday is like a version of x-mas, what will I see, who or where will another tidbit of help come to bring me closer to my manifestational goal. Really glad you’re assisting me, what does it feel like to be Universally sent…I occasionally look behind you in your photos to see of there are wings….As someone we know would say, there is much love for you here!!
    I appreciate and look forward to you everyday. Much appreciation to you.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 15, 2017 9:11 am 0Likes

    Thank you for such positive feedback Jeff! I feel the same way about every day being like Christmas…there are miracles all around when we start looking for them aren’t there?

  • Benny Valdes
    Posted July 6, 2018 11:31 pm 0Likes

    Yes!! Super duper great article. Thanks, Andrea. I just became a member here on your website. I found you through Youtube…and the LOA. 😉 Nothing is a cowinkie dinkie (coincidence). Everything happens for a reason. I asked for more knowledge, and what do you know. A teacher was put in my path on my journey. The Universe does have an amazing sense of humor. lol Many blessings Andrea. Thank you so much for your videos especially on youtube.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted July 7, 2018 9:19 am 0Likes

    Thank you Benny, your kind works are very appreciated! <3

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