SOS can stand for Save Our Souls – and is a cry for help! SOS can also mean Shiny Object Syndrome.
Ironically, if you suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome, then you’ll probably need to shout Save Ours Souls – or in the least “Save My Own Soul”, at some point.
Shiny Object Syndrome is when you keep going from one thing to the next because it seems like the better opportunity.
If you imagine you find a number of jewels in the dessert and each jewel you find appears bigger and more valuable than the previous one, and so you go after each one of those hoping it will lead you to be rich and even richer and richer, but you forget you are in a dessert and really need more water, but the jewels could buy all the water you need, and all the food you need, and the house you need… but these jewels take you further and further away from civilisation, until eventually you realise you have ended up in a drought with only your jewels for comfort as you neglected your own basic needs, in trying to find the next best thing. In being drawn to what is glowing and sparkling, and what promises to get you the results you need, while being blinded constantly to what you really need and what your heart’s desire truly wants and needs. That’s Shiny Object Syndrome.
In my entrepreneurial journey, I came to realise that much of the time we are going after other’s dreams and not our own. Because they convince us that their product or service is better than anyone else’s, and often our own inner voice gets drown out as we feel we will be missing out (FOMO) and that there is a huge magic secret formula that would allow us to get rich super quickly. Also they make you feel like you will fail if you don’t do what they say, and no one wants to be responsible for their own failure usually, as we are had wired not to want to take risks in case we get things wrong.
But, it’s better to follow your own life path and dreams, warts and all, even if you make mistakes, rather than go after someone else’s shiny object, so that you can shine your own light in the world, and leave your own lasting legacy, rather than build other people’s, so you can leave this world knowing you did your best for yourself and you own dreams, with no regrets.
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