Ok, that sounds like like a pretty obscure line. But that’s kinda the point. This article from Agile Observations from the Trenches blog. Yeah, it’s an article about Agile software development. But it’s really about accomplishing any goal.
It’s really worth reading the article, but here’s what that title is about: Sometimes you need to accomplish task Foo, but then you realize you first need to accomplish task Bar, and then before Bar you need to do task Baz, and so on. It’s easy to lose sight of the original goal, and then you’re really in trouble.