We can get caught up in so many current problems that we fail to see the big picture.
Or we can also get caught up in how life is going great now, that we fail to plan for a sustainable future.
The only way to manage it is to habitually pause momentarily to reflect.
Everyday, we should take the time to remove ourselves from our problems, remove ourselves from all our achievements; and just think forward. By doing so, we steer our lives towards a determined path, rather then letting our pain or pleasure do the steering.