When there’s no filter there’s the danger that the latest thing to push its way onto your agenda becomes the entire agenda. That because it sits there, front and centre for you, you’ll make it sit there for everyone else, front and centre for them. Which certainly puts it under the glare of the high beams and gets it dealt with, but it also has the potential to shift the centre of gravity and bend – more than slightly – the direction of travel.
If you make a big deal of it, there’s a deeper danger that this one thing becomes the entire thing, the entire direction, at least for a while. Moving towards this thing means not moving towards the things you previously said you wanted. Which might be good, or it might just be a black hole you’ll struggle to escape from.
Skippy strategy: Be aware of black holes.
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