Why Horses Wear Blinders

If you have ever watched the Kentucky Derby or any horse race, surely you’ve noticed the “horse blinders” on the heads of all horses. The purpose of these blinders are to keep the horse from getting distracted by other horses, people or even birds.

When a horse gets distracted and looks around it can lose speed. More important, the blinders help keep the horse focused on the race and the track ahead of him.

Seems to me that many people need to get themselves some “people blinders”. Lots of people are getting way too distracted by the news, social media, and the election.

These distractions are causing many people to lose focus on their business and to lose speed in their race to success.

Let me suggest that you put on some “people blinders” by turning off the news, staying off social media and quit all the emotions about the election.

2021 is going to be a new kind of race for most business people and you need your focus on winning the race and the track ahead of you.

Greg Muzzillo

About The Author

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to empower distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has over 600 Members and is the $500 Million leader in the Promotional Products and Print Industry. Proforma’s record breaking success includes having 18 of its Affiliates named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 193 Affiliates achieving its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales up to $38 million.