Having the ability to step back from the fray of day-to-day business and take stock of everything in your scope is one of the most important tactics of the successful business person. While there are moments when laser-like focus on a task at hand is vital, other times you can become lost in the in the intricacies of a job; and gaining a distanced perspective is the best move.
It’s like the old criticism of “not being able to see the forest for the trees”. When you focus too intently on one aspect of a strategy you hamper your ability to craft a well-rounded plan. A little time away from the project, or a fresh set of eyes can always give you the inspiration you need.