Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Focusing on everyone else's business blurs your own.

All you have to do is spend a few minutes in a company lunchroom or read the peanut gallery comments of just about every online article and you'll quickly see... people love getting into everyone else's business. Reality shows and gossip magazines; Facebook Pix and the Twitterverse; everyone knows what's going on in someone else's life... but they have no clue what's going on in theirs.

Do you?

Minding other people's business is sometimes obvious, sometimes not. You might think that focusing on the competition is good business, but it can be distracting. Even if they're in your rear view mirror, you ought to spend more time looking ahead than behind.

And then there's your family's business... and your neighbor's business... and the Government's business... and some foreign country's business, even though you can't find them on the map... and... and... and...

When do you ever have any time for minding your own business?

You know that if you don't mind your own business that someone else might just mind it for you... (you know who they are already... they're the ones you want to scream at, "mind your own business!!")

Time is so precious. It's what our lives are made of. Do you really want to give all of yours away to someone else? Do you really think that minding their business is going to really make as big of a difference to them... as minding your own business will do for you?

So take your focus off of everyone else's business, and put it back onto your own dreams and aspirations.

I say this in all sincerity...


Because it matters.

Keep the light on!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

How true. My first trick = not watching the news on TV (except for the Daily Show, because then I can laugh!). That keeps me out of the world's business pretty well. Gee, I've got enough going on with my own biz; no time to poke into anyone elses; a distraction from creation.