According to www.entrepreneurs.com, people have dreams and they’re inspired to be better. But when it comes to working toward a goal, there’s always some distraction. They go ahead to point out some general distractions of today’s world and some focus builders that one can adopt to squash out these distractions.
Here are a few distractions to cut out or limit immediately: Social media, Aimlessly surfing the web, Texting, Compulsive email checking, TV, Dead-end relationships (romantic or otherwise).
If you’ve struggled with focusing, and you make habits of any of the above, you’ll be shocked at how much more focus you’ll have when you cut them out. You’ll also be amazed at how much time these distractions consume without your being aware.
But eliminating distraction is easier said than done. And you have to keep yourself accountable or find an accountability coach.
Such activities include:Meditation, Journaling, Regular exercise, Reading, Taking notes on things that interest you, Having fun often, And sticking to schedules.
If you find your focus first thing in the morning with meditation, or journaling, or scheduling, your next decision to stay focused will be much easier. It’s like Tim Ferriss’s strategy: “Win the morning, win the day.”
So schedule five focus-building activities in your day alongside all the things you know you need to accomplish. Make reminders on your smart phone and computer. Enlist the help of a friend to keep you accountable in reaching your goals, or hire an accountability coach. And when you find yourself bored, or puzzled about what to do, resort to your schedule and your focus-builders.
If you look back at the end of a low-focus week and wonder, “What the hell did I do?” then put a microscope to your week and search for the distractions. They’re there.