An amateur player on a pool table faces one particular choice often – do I focus on just hitting this ball in? Or, do I try to hit it while setting up the next shot?
There are trade-offs either way.
If I focus on just the ball in front of me, I could hit it in a way that makes it impossible to land the next.
And, if I’m focused on landing the next, I could make a mistake with the ball in hand.
There is no right answer to this question. It depends on the context – the state of the game, how confident you feel, how focused you are, and so on.
Either answer could be right – depending on the context.
Much like life.