“You will listen to me. Listen! The Brethren will still be looking here to us, to the Black Pearl, to lead. And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons. They will hear the ring of our swords, and they will know what we can do! By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen … hoist the colours!”
Concentrating too much on the big picture means you forget what’s happening in the present. You can lose a lifetime thinking about tomorrow.