Is there a single word or phrase to refer to this (the blanks below)? I'll get to the example right away as it will describe it better than I can:
Always consider how I want to be in the future (~10yrs), whilst ignoring the day-to-day ongoings (today, this week, last month, etc.). Any decision I'm about to make (be it deciding to change jobs, or choosing what to eat) ought to be made from this perspective.
When tackling any problem in the present ... instead of being overwhelmed with it in the heat of the moment, visualize myself to be looking ahead, at distance as if to adopt that distant perspective of how I want to be, ultimately ... which perspective then generates a better solution to that problem, unhindered by the ongoing emotional constraints. In summary, when doing anything in the current moment adopt the perspective of ___ so as to counteract the instinctual habit (see next paragraph).
Normally humans react based on their current emotional state (which changes day to day!). This perspective is the diametric opposite of that, since self/identity/affect is removed from the equation, leading to a more dispassionate outlook
Words like "frame of reference" and "point of view" and "outlook" capture the class to which this word belongs, but not quite the specific distance aspect. The distance metaphor (captured in the picture below) translates into wanting to be something in the future rather than (reacting to) what I'm already being in the present. Compound words/phrases are acceptable too, as a fallback.
A second attempt (and second example) at clarifying what I'm asking
Our day-to-day activities are mostly a reflection of us reacting to our present emotional state. For eg., someone says something that has us feeling upset, and correspondingly we react to it, often negatively thus behaving suboptimally. Let's call this perspective the normal perspective.
What perspective will reliably have us behave optimally? If we stop getting hung up with what's happening in the present moment (specifically the emotions involved), and instead look towards many years into the future and ask ourselves, for example, how we want to live (or what makes us happy), then that very consideration will change our frame of mind, taking off the heat of the moment as it were. This has the effect of stopping such petty reactions (to the anger example above), and instead, have us react more intelligently - because our actions will now be in line with these long-term goals, regardless of their short-term trigger. This is called ___.
The question, specifically, is what would you fill-in-the-blanks in all the 3 places above? It could be an idiom or phrase. It doesn't even have to be a 'perspective' per-se; I am just looking for something mnemonical ...