Monday, October 24, 2011

5 techniques to beat the "Shiny Object" Syndrome

"Variety is the spice of life. But if you – like me – view the world as an exciting buffet of opportunities to learn, try and create new things, you know that variety can be dangerous," writes Jack Canfield in his latest success newsletter.

Rather than seeing things through to completion, you abandon the goals and projects you’ve already started to chase after whatever new thing has just caught your eye.

Jack calls this “shiny object” syndrome, and it has derailed the success of many people who could be very successful – if they only could maintain their focus long enough to complete a goal.

If you often abandon commitments in favor of new interests and projects, Jack offers 5 techniques he's found helpful in evaluating new opportunities.
  1. Postpone Your Decision
  2. Use Review Board
  3. Inner Board of Advisors
  4. Forced Choice Technique
  5. Muscle Testing

Read the full article for details on these 5 tips to ensure that any new opportunities you choose to pursue will support, rather than detract, from your existing commitments. Click to

As Jack sums it up, "By resisting the adrenaline rush that comes from starting something new, you’ll find it easier to complete more of what you start – delivering a sense of accomplishment that’s hard to beat."

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