"When good Americans die, they go to Paris."
— Oscar Wilde
ARE YOUR GOALS EVEN YOURS?
Have you ever met someone who has a new life plan every time you speak to them?
As I’m sure you’re well aware, accomplishing any significant goal requires focus, energy, time and commitment. Changing your direction every time you see something that looks better is a sure way to leave yourself confused and walking around in circles. Jumping from one idea to the next simply doesn’t allow your original plan the time, energy and attention it needs to blossom.
Shiny ball syndrome is the name given to the phenomenon whereby individuals constantly change their goals or focus every time they see a new “shiny ball” of potential.
At one time, your original goal consumed your thoughts day and night. It was everything you wanted. If you’re able to drop the idea and move on to something else so easily, it may not necessarily be because you’ve found something better… more likely, it’s a sign that you were never really committed to the original goal.
So often, shiny ball syndrome occurs as a result of chasing unbalanced infatuations.
If you find yourself constantly changing your goals and direction, be very careful not to make it a life long pass-time. You could fool yourself into thinking you are inspired, motivated and goal-driven, when in fact you are just chasing your tail, making a lot of noise and going nowhere.
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