The Great Bunny Chase – A No Win Proposition

Bram never catches his dream bunny because he doesn't focus on just one ... is the same thing holding YOU back from your dream?

Bram never catches his dream bunny because he doesn't focus on just one ... is the same thing holding YOU back from your dream?

During the rental property renovations we went through a few weeks ago, we stayed with Dave’s parents who live in Nanaimo. They also live right across from a large school yard and just steps from a big park. These two places happen to be massive breeding grounds for GIGANTIC black bunnies and the odd brown and white bunny.

Bram, our wonderful pet and best friend, is completely obsessed with the bunny rabbits. He wakes up at the crack of dawn anxious to get out there and chase them. Our normally laid back and easy going dog turns into a crazed hound on a mission. But, happily for me and sadly for him, he has never even come close to catching one.

You see … when he races into the school yard the bunnies scatter. They are EVERYWHERE and he can’t choose which one to chase so he tries unsuccessfully to chase them all. If he would select one little bunny victim and focus he just might have a shot, but he doesn’t. Instead he runs after different ones, changing direction rapidly thinking the next bunny HAS to be easier to catch. The only thing he does successfully is exhaust himself. It makes my job of walking and exercising him early in the morning easy, but he is never satisfied because he never even gets close to any one bunny.

Does this sound like your attempts at real estate investing? Or just wealth creation in general? You’re not alone. I recently wrote about this lack of focus (I called it Shiny Penny Syndrome) for Early to Rise … and about how this syndrome just could be holding you back from your dreams.

Read my article here:

http://www.earlytorise.com/2009/06/10/the-impossible-dream.html

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4 responses to “The Great Bunny Chase – A No Win Proposition

  1. Benji

    haha! my dog chases rabbits too! Great point about focus. I always think that there are too many people making too many excuses about why they can’t do anything yet they are either trying to do everything or they are just watching American Idol non stop.

  2. @Benji – Thank you!! I am sure the only thing stopping all dogs from chasing rabbits is a shortage of rabbits or their leash!

    There’s nothing with a little down time watching American Idol, but you make a very important point – if you think you don’t have time for something, figure out how many hours you spent in front of the “idiot box” as my Grandpa calls it. Suddenly I bet you’ll find there’s a lot of time.

  3. Ivy

    Hello! I’m here via NetChick.

    Currently I’m resting and watching a lot of television. Not every show is categorized in the idiot box 😉 I love Jeopardy!

    • Thanks for stopping by @Ivy and thanks Netchick for another fabulous meet and greet.

      You’re right – there are a lot of great programs on t.v. 🙂 And some of them will even teach you something.

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