Distractions Are Everywhere - Stay Focused

Last Update: August 31, 2020

I had two goals today. I wanted to complete two specific tasks that would take a few hours each. These tasks were two articles, not unusual or difficult.

So, I woke up, ate breakfast, and was ready to start my day. While I was eating breakfast, a new idea came into my mind.

"What if I do something different about my site."

After thinking about this idea for an hour, I decided that it is not worth it.

Then, I was stressed with all that overthinking. I went for a walk and then to the gym. When I was back home, I got a message from a friend. We had a little discussion about a project that he suggested a few months ago.

It is not a bad idea, but is it worth my time and effort? After a few discussions and overthinking again, I lost half of my day.

Finally, I started writing and completed the first task. It is a win, but only half of what I could do. Everything I did except for eating breakfast was procrastinating.

Our minds create distractions. If they are not out there, they will create new ones. When we set a goal, our minds will do everything to prevent us from taking action. They try to keep us safe from possible failure, rejection, or just unnecessary friction.

And they achieve that by producing thoughts and feelings that are not helpful to take action. They create stress or ideas with more comfortable alternatives.

Stay focused. Stay strong. If you have a goal, take action on that. I shouldn't think of new ideas and projects when I have not completed the last ones. I shouldn't allow my feelings to stop me.

Many days are not be perfect. I am happy with the one task I did today. It was not a zero day. But I would love to come back stronger the next time.

My suggestion: Set an achievable goal for tomorrow, reach the goal, and be proud of it. You can share your goal on WA when you complete it if you are comfortable with that.

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Lex666 Premium
Making a daily to do list can help a lot. What I do is a set weekly goals and each day I think about which things to check off my weekly list. I recommend this for being productive.
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bonzo124 Premium
Daily lists are very helpful.
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APersinger Premium
I know I struggle with distractions daily. Great post and suggestions.
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bonzo124 Premium
Thank you!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Very good suggestion!🖒
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bonzo124 Premium
Thank you!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome!

Jeff
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ShaunFern Premium
100% agree with you. If only I had used my time properly to reach my goals... But, everything is a learning experience. I now learned from it. and although not perfect, I have constantly reminded myself to stay on track, which helped. I feel like everyday I'm improving my productivity. Slowly but steadily.

Thank you for the motivation. This has truly given me another reminder.
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bonzo124 Premium
You are welcome! If you make progress, keep doing that!
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JKulk1 Premium
Distractions are an entrepreneurs worst enemy. Jim
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bonzo124 Premium
That's true.
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