Fixated on the height of our potential, we often overlook the breadth of our impact. True north is a walk between the two paths.
As human beings, we have a deep rooted desire to be right. To have the answer. And not only have the answer, have the answer quickly. While there is some utility in being efficient, I feel we often times misappropriate too much value and correlation between speed and effectiveness.
The more you understand, the better you are. Sometimes we can fear 'tangents' but I have come to find that tangents are many times the foundation to what will differentiate you from someone else.