Two rabbits

There’s a saying that goes like this:

“If you try and chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.”

This is how it is when we have priorities competing against one another. Of course you have a lot you need to get done. We all do. The difference between busy and “done” is huge.

We usually end up frustrated and little to show for the efforts.

The imagery of chasing two rabbits is a simple one. If you chase after more than one, each is a distraction from the other. A singular focus is impossible and you never achieve your goal.

This affects both individuals and organizations who don’t want to believe they can’t do it all. Not right now, anyway.

Focus takes discipline and support. Awareness and forgiveness. It can be hone over time. I struggle with focus and I know I’m not alone. I get distracted by the next shiny object, from time to time, as we all do.

I have also experienced the incredible gains to be had by focusing. It takes removing distractions and then going at that one thing and only that one thing.