Most of us would agree that there are a lot of benefits to being more focused, it improves clarity, helps us identify what is most important, improves decision making and allows us to be more effective. These are all important especially in the short-term, but there are also some mid-long-term benefits of being more focused.
What was I doing? Was I instilling courage and confidence into my children? Or was I instilling fear and doubt? My littlest peanut was growing up. Somewhere he had crossed that milestone from wobbly toddler to exploring kid. I realized it was quite possible that I was holding him back instead of cheering him onward
If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons. Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status. While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them. If money and fame weren't part of the equation, how would you define success?