It can be argued that chasing after “shiny objects” can leave us dizzy and without direction, yet there is something to be said for keeping light and reflection alive in our lives! After all, isn’t it the shiny object that gets the attention? This shift in being able to make shiny objects a part of your 2018 success comes to life in understanding that shiny objects can represent more than bling and glitz…they represent your ability to try something new, to create adventure, and to challenge, and be curious about the world at large. Where will you allow yourself to lead YOU?
What are your 2018 shiny objects?
How can they guide you closer to your goals and purpose?
Being able to recalibrate where you allow a bit of distraction in disrupting what needs to be updated and revamped in your life is a decision that can reap epic results. We all have laundry lists of things we want to do and try…yet how many of us actually cross much off of those lists? If you are able to substitute a bit of “imaginary bling” every time you create a boundary or road block around taking action in your life will it enable you to reach a little higher, to grab hold of the next rung, and to bask in the glow of accomplishing something unique?
I attended a Pitch The Media event this past week and was chosen to make a pitch on stage! Now that is a shiny object! At first, I was hesitant to fill out the form…did I really want to pitch now, or did I just want to attend this event as an audience member? So the real question I needed to answer is…if not now, then when? I speak a lot about legacy and essentially; this is exactly what I am referencing when I say that we get to choose. We get to direct the events of our lives TODAY. One of the greatest ways we get to do that is in using the concept of shiny objects not as a deterrent to staying focused but as a mindfulness technique to keep us one step ahead of ourselves!
I did end up pitching the media and I did so not only to walk the talk, but also to challenge myself to use today as a power tool for what I most want. I was able to lead in my own life, and to stay in action in so doing because there was a shiny object dangling in front of me.
Next time you have an opportunity to reach a bit more, to grab hold of a glitzy and beguiling moment, stop and consider the following:
~ Is this shiny object getting me closer to or further away from what I want?
~ How can I capture the moment by recognizing opportunities as they appear?
~ Am I making an excuse either for or against taking this step in my life?
~ Where am I holding myself prisoner in not allowing “bling” into my life?
~Will I regret not doing this?