My first thought was to keep my head down and follow through on my goal. That's what focused people do. That's what accomplished adults do. That's what successful professionals do.
Since I am none of those things, I decided to chuck my original plan and follow this new opportunity's siren song.
Now, this siren song could be a deliciously haunting opera with dark notes and seductive shadows that premieres to standing ovations. Of course, it could be the cigarette-huskied ditty of an evil bag lady who wants to stab my creativity with a cake fork and add it to her collection of doomed writers' souls she pushes around in her cart.
I'm willing to take that chance.
So, for the next month or so, I'll be keeping my head down and following through . . . on this new project. Wish me luck!
Have you been swayed lately by a new idea, a new opportunity? Or did you stick to your original plan? How did you decide?