Tracking makes you live in the present. You gather information with the physical eye (PRESENT) and process it with the minds eye (past experience). Then you have your imagination you use for deductive reasoning. Tracking forces you to make decisions from evidence, tracks and sign. Not what you want to see (imagination). Therefore this carries over into the rest of your life allowing you to operate from reality.
David Michael Hull from Seeing with the mind’s eye by Samuels and Samuels