Fear of Missing out (FOMO)? : Focus, Focus, Focus–Follow the Cat!

Dear Reader:

Do you have a fear of missing out? FOMO? Is this really a thing?


Social media has only made this condition worse with the ability to see what EVERYONE in the world is doing, with you thinking that somehow YOU are the ONLY one missing out. But are you really? Let’s see . . .

How do you then stay on track with that big project? How do you ensure that you don’t miss deadlines? Don’t miss family obligations? Birthdays? Parties? Holidays? Complete that dissertation? (I’m just saying!)

The solution? Follow the cat—-the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland of course. Do you remember the advice the cat gave when Alice came to a fork in the road?

Alice asked “Which way do I go?”

The Cheshire Cat replied: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any way will do.”

The solution? Know where you want to go and PLAN how to get there. Easy peasy.

If you have a plan, there is no fear of missing out because you are leading your life in exactly the direction you want to go to achieve your goals and arrive exactly where you planned.

FOMO? Nope—not you. You’ve got this! Follow the cat!

Dr. Cheryl Lentz
The Academic Entrepreneur

February 8th, 2020 by admin

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