Feb 072013

Have you ever walked through a mall or driven down a street when something caught your eye and pulled you off course?  The moral of the story is, “Feet (or cars) go where attention goes.”  Or, as some unknown person put it, “Energy flows where attention goes.”

Like birds, people are attracted to bright, shiny objects.  People with a strong entrepreneurial spirit are particularly vulnerable to their effect.

And, there’s an almost unlimited supply of shiny objects – information, technology, programs, organizations – all helping to generate more shiny objects – projects, publications, new programs and so on.  They certainly aren’t in short supply, and they lead you on a trail of unfinished or unfocused programs and projects.

Ultimately you  find yourself with stacks of unfinished or unfocused programs and projects.  Eventually the volume becomes overwhelming.  Your field of vision narrows.  Procrastination sets in.  You lose faith in yourself and your word, and your relationships start to suffer.

Don’t wallow.  Throw yourself a lifeline.

Read the full article in Leader Up! e-zine.  http://bit.ly/14G6aGX

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