Have you ever been presented with something that seemed like an opportunity, but turned out to be a distraction from getting what you really wanted? Maybe you weren’t clear about what your goals were and things just went south. Maybe you had a goal, but realized that the goal was going to take more work than you were willing or ready to give it?
Either way, we are faced with choices every day that will either bring us closer to our dreams or divert us from achieving the goals that we have set.
So, I started wondering… is there a difference between failure and distraction? Are we supposed to take the shortest distance from point A to point B or is there some value in taking the longer route?
I don’t know if there are any answers to to these questions or if each person has their own answer for what is right for them, but what I do know is that in business if you want to accomplish anything, you have to set clear goals and objectives if you want to get desired results.
In life, you have decide what your journey is…
Are you the wander lust who loves living spontaneously and seeing what life brings to you, so you can turn that into an opportunity? Or are you the action oriented go-getter who has big aspirations that you want to materialize sooner rather than later?
…Or are you somewhere in between?
What do you think about this whole approach to life and business? Do you feel that there are some decisions that you make because you are avoiding doing the real work (aka: distraction)? Is there value in distraction? Do we reach a point when distractions get “old” and we are ready to make the choices that will propel us in a more direct route to the success we desire? I’d love to know what your thoughts are on distractions versus opportunities in the comments!