Horse blinders are common in thoroughbred racing. They keep the horse from seeing what’s behind. And to the side. By wearing blinders, the horse stays focused on what’s ahead. Focused on powering to the finish line.
For it’s the jockey’s job to look around. To survey the competition. To strategize.
Meaningful projects are similar to the horse and jockey. The challenge is keeping blinders on the horse. Cause if you remove the blinders, all bets are off.