“Certain things catch your eye but pursue only those that capture your heart.” -Ancient Indian Proverb
S.O.S. Yes, that’s this week’s message. I bring it to you as a ponder over this past weekend. I was at a workshop in Los Angeles.
S.O.S. Shiny Object Syndrome. Have you ever had that problem? I imagine it’s not the first time you’ve heard it. My question is have you ever had that problem?
You’re in a room of 150 people. You’re working through your business and life. Then you’re getting in small groups. You start talking. Of course, everyone has an opinion or an idea. You hear something, and you say “Yea, that sounds like a good idea.” Or you say, “I wish I did that.” Next thing you know you are in a state of confusion.
That confusion I call Shiny Object Syndrome. What do you do? How do you gauge whether you should be going in that new direction? How do you decide?
One of my gauges is to see if it is in alignment with my word. Truly my one word helps me make better choices.
My one word focus for the year is elevate. For the record, I did not choose it randomly. I go through an extensive process that has evolved over the past 8 years. Through that process and looking at different areas in my life. Through thinking about who I want to be, what I want to do and have my word presented itself.
It’s not that I don’t fall prey to Shiny Object Syndrome. I think many of us come to this crossroad. We are watching what other people are doing, you’re hearing clever ideas, and you’re open to receiving.
The next right step is to decide. Here’s the thing there may be a better way to do something, a better solution or suggestion. It’s important to be open to it. What I’m asking you is to stop running after every single one. You get to decide if it’s in alignment.
I would love to know your thoughts.
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