Random gurus will tell you to drop the shiny object syndrome that a lot of people have when it comes to their life direction.
Thinking of something as entirely good or bad is probably an example of muddled thinking. – Truth cake.
Shiny object syndrome actually helps you realize different paths to your ultimate goal and actually is a marker of adaptability.
Say I’ve decided to have a million dollar net worth, and I decide that I’m going to be LASER FOCUSED on working at my job and saving that cash. Meanwhile one day someone offers me a guaranteed winning lotto ticket and I can’t be bothered to pick it up b/c of my extreme focus on my job…well, this is moronic, not admirable.
When your focus becomes intent on the next step (work at my job), as opposed to the ultimate goal (get a million bucks), the result is being unadaptable. Darwin is often misquoted as saying, “Only the strongest survive,” but the real quote is, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change.”
Shiny object syndrome is your ability to adapt. Too much adaptation and switching from one thing to the next without a solid reason to change course, is of course not favorable. But knowing when to give up on one thing for something else better, with a logical reasoning behind it, allows you to stay focused when needed as well as adapt when needed.
Sometimes it’s ok to lose focus of the steps of the goal and change course as long as focus on the ultimate goal remains. – Truth Cake.
Is shiny object syndrome helping you focus and benefitting you, or making you unadaptable and blind to better opportunities?