Be Open To Infinite Possibilities
Sometimes it’s okay to pass on an opportunity, especially if it doesn’t contribute to your goals. As long as you are open to the possibilities of each idea, and you weigh and measure them against your life plan, you will reach your destination.
Every time a good idea crosses your creative mind, consider what will happen if you engage with it.
Is it relevant to your current situation? Does it align with your goals?
There are infinite possibilities to all ideas, but the challenge is to develop the skill to know which ones should be pursued and which ones should be passed over.
If you choose things that aren’t relevant to your life and goals, you will be slowed down on your mission to achieve your awesome. You may even forget what you are committed to and value and wake up one morning asking yourself: “How did I get here? I didn’t want to be here.”
My suggestion is that while you need to be open to the possibilities of what crosses your path, each idea has to be carefully assessed. If they don’t fit with any of your intended goals, put them down and let these opportunities pass you by.
Opportunities and ideas are only truly beneficial if they help you get to your destination. If you jump and try to incorporate every one, you will clutter your mind and your path and waste your time.
I had to learn this the hard way, because I am a person who has the ability to come up with a lot of ideas quickly. I thought originally that this was of great benefit to me, and it was only over time that I realized it could also create problems.
Too many ideas can take you far off track, off task and encourage you to spend time on things that don’t really require or deserve your attention. What that happens, you lack the time you need to focus on important things.
To me, new ideas are like shiny pennies glistening in the sunlight. When I spy them and see them sparkle, I love them and I pick them up and want to invest them. But as happy as this process makes me feel in the moment, I realize now that if left unchecked, it is just a habit of distraction.
Now I see the ideas but I pursue them only if they are in alignment with my goals.
Recognizing the relevance of the things we do and connecting our actions to our intended outcome is critical if we want to stay committed to our goals. If we cannot develop this skill, we will stretch ourselves thinner as we try to get more and more done and balance everything.
Before we know it we have increased stress and decreased productivity.
To combat this, set a plan to get laser focused on what truly needs your commitment and focus on that right now.
When you make relevant commitments and you conquer them, it energizes you and engages you in the next challenge. Each time you conquer more tasks and move closer to your goal, you gain momentum and your self-confidence grows. Each decision becomes easier than the last.
It is through focus on the things that are relevant in our lives that we can solve problems, serve others and be energized in our passion and vision.
When you face an abundance of choices, select those things that are relevant to your end game.
Paula Morand, CSP is a leadership building, revenue boosting, strategy expanding keynote speaker, author and visionary. This dreaming big and being bold leadership expert and brand strategist brings her vibrant energy, humor and wisdom to ignite individuals, organizations and communities to lead change, growth and bold impact. 23 years, 25,000 clients, 19 countries, 11 books, former radio personality, 10x award winning entrepreneur and humorous emcee.
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