Forbes magazine published an article about the dangers of “shiny object syndrome” Chasing after the shiny objects can lead to business challenges that clutter and distract from the mission of the business.
New technology, new training systems, new opportunities or products to add to the repertoire will always be available to explore. Living with a laser focus is the key to selecting the appropriate shiny object to chase after.
Proverbs 4:25 says, “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” Chasing after shiny objects not only distracts the business but also detracts from maturing faith and impact.
Keeping a laser focus on what is ahead is not an easy task and requires discipline. Disciple pays off by providing greater bandwidth to focus on the business essentials.