Do you ever do things just because you don’t want to miss something or disappoint anyone?
Now that Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) is actually in our society’s vocabulary, I need to tell you how much of a hindrance it is to your personal development and professional results. When you show up for everything and are accessible to everyone, you wave goodbye to a key asset: margin.
FOMO often makes us say “yes” to opportunities we should really ignore. We’ve all been in situations where we think, “Why did I ever agree to this?” Once you get past the fear that saying “no” will damage your success, you can capitalize on the right opportunities.
Take the time today or this week to determine who needs access to you and who doesn’t — and how to disappoint people for the right reasons so that you can do what matters.
Dr. Elijah Clark (April 19, 2021). It’s okay to disappoint people [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://elijahclark.com/lesson-115/