Vision and Shiny Object Syndrome

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Why are we so drawn to new, exciting things?

Could it be because we don’t know what we want, but we’re sure it’s different?

For many of us, our goals a vague and nebulous.
Make more money.
Get a better job.
Have a good relationship.

Even if the goals are clearer, like making $100,000 in revenue by December 31st, it’s still not always clear what that means. Why is that $100,000 important?

If we don’t know exactly where we’re going and we don’t like where we are, then any new thing might be the thing to get us there. That is why we sign up for course we’ll never complete. It’s why we start strategies we’ll never finish. It’s why we feel like we’re running in place.

Shiny Object Syndrome is what happens when we are always chasing the new shiny thing. Most people have experienced it at one time or another.

Vision is your goals in technicolor. Rather than a vague concept or a quantitative target, a vision is a full, rich image of what the world will be like when your goals are achieved. The purpose of a visioning exercises is to give you a target so robust and compelling that you cannot help but be drawn to it.

When you have this kind of vision, it makes it easier to walk past the new shiny things. Every exciting opportunity can be compared to the vision with the question in mind of whether or not this will move us towards the vision we are holding.

If you find that you are chasing too many shiny objects, it may not be a matter of a short attention span. It may instead be a matter of vision.

Do you find yourself wasting time, money, and energy chasing after shiny objects rather than advancing your business, career, or life? Would you like to create a clearer, more robust vision? Schedule a free coaching session with Michael Whitehouse to build that vision that will guide you to the right tools to live the life you want. Click here to schedule now.

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