When a mountain biker navigates a switchback trail, they must remember a critical piece of information: look at where you want to go, not where you are. If a biker watches their front tire around the turn, they will almost unavoidably crash. The biker who looks forward down the trail is the one who is able to complete the turn.
The same goes for business. If you are too focused on where you are, you lose sight of the turns up ahead. By “focusing forward”, you are able to successfully navigate the changes that come your way.