What is Shiny Object Syndrome and How to Avoid it
I’m sure most of you’ve seen magpies around where you live at some point in your lives and have heard that they supposedly love to collect/steal shiny objects.
Apparently this is just based on European folklore and has no scientific basis which was news to me when I read an article about it recently.
Anyway, I won’t get bogged down in that. What I really mean to convey in this post about what is “shiny object syndrome” and how to avoid it is in fact the spell that we can all fall under if we’re not careful!
The spell is what other legitimate and scam business tout, usually online, where they promise big things to reel you in. These, at best, overwhelm and confuse you so that you either end up going back to square one and wasting your time and energy, or at worst being a scam or very short of what originally promised, and you lose money.
I have been moving house recently, so not had a huge amount of time to devote properly to any one thing, and have had the odd moment here and there to look at different schemes and techniques that seem to pop up every minute.
This has only served to confuse, overwhelm and frustrate me, to the point where I almost gave up in everything I have built up so far.
My advice to anyone finding themselves in the same boat - HMS Shiny Object Syndrome - is to take another moment to think before you take any action in going down a different avenue or purchasing yet another scheme.
Yes, it may seem like a better solution for you at the time, but to change direction also means starting from the beginning again, and losing time. This obviously depends on whether what you’re currently doing isn’t suited to you and you just can’t go any further, or you’re just tired of waiting for results. This is quite different. Everything takes hard work and patience. All programs I’ve looked at that are legitimate as far as I can tell, require these two things.