The farthest you can ever see is looking into the night sky or closing your eyes and imagining all you have ever wished for. I weave these elements in my photography; it's no coincidence they both happen at the same time sleeping and dreaming under the night sky.
Miraculous events in your life are literally seconds away at any time; the same for people that create. I prepare but events happen that I could never foresee. Practice is all about being prepared to capture the event as unique as you can as it happens.
The best advice I could give someone is to be half in the moment, half loving the moment, while capturing the moment.