Focus on the right things

In his book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni makes a brilliant point about how easy it is to focus on the wrong things.

In an old episode of the I Love Lucy show, Ricky comes home to find Lucy crawling around the living room on all fours. When he asks her what she’s doing she explains that she has lost her earrings. “You lost your earrings in the living room?” Ricky asks. Lucy replies, “No, I lost them in the bedroom-but the light is so much better out here.”