The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is the fear that you are missing out on something more exciting than what you’re currently doing right now. And while it can be a debilitating phobia, I don’t think it’s entirely a bad thing.
In fact, I want a tinge of FOMO in my life. I want to attend conferences where there are so many great breakout sessions I have difficulty picking one, fearing I might miss out on one that’s great. I want the possibility of having two awesome, conflicting, experiences on my calendar that I can only choose one of, fearing the other one will also be fun. I want to have to decide whether I fill my stomach with a delicious cookies & cream milkshake or a delicious chocoloate peanut-butter milkshake, knowing that the other one would have been equally scrumptious.
Because, to me, it’s better than the alternative. It’s better than going to a conference where’s there is only one mediocre presentation. It’s better than only having one “kinda” cool thing on your calendar. It’s better than not having a milkshake at all.
I want the life where so much awesomeness is happening that I have difficulty choosing what to do next, not that’s so boring that the answer is obvious. Don’t you? What great things can you set up in your life that create a little FOMO?