“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”
― Iain Thomas
What has your attention?
What pulls you in? Gently tugging your focus and intent until it becomes distorted and blurry. It happens so easily, quickly, before realized. Subtle diversions. Endless interruptions. Leisurely pursuits that cause our eyes to shift from the real prize.
There are a number ways to stay focused:
-Keep a journal. Review it daily. Jot down thoughts, ideas, distractions and accomplishments.
-Meditate, pray, be mindful. Daily. The mind can be trained, just as the body.
-Declutter. Keep your work area free from clutter and objects of distraction.
-Record goals. Create an accountability by writing down what is important.
-Be mindful of patterns. What keeps reappearing that moves you from your dream? Friends? TV? Social Media? Keep contacts positive and encouraging. Designate time spent with social distractions. Don’t allow it to consume your entire day.
-Life. It gets in the way. Stuff happens. Be flexible. Take a deep breath and move with it, through it. Look for the opportunities. The lessons.
-Surround yourself positive influences. Create an atmosphere of success. Preparation is half the battle.
-Be grateful. As you wake. At the end of the day. Every day. Fill your thoughts with the blessings around you.