Distractions

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“Until you shut down the doors to distractions you are not yet ready to succeed”
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Over time I have seen that our circumstances can certainly make life unhappy. But a part, often a big part of unhappiness, comes from our own thinking, behaviour and habits. Our most destructive daily habits that can create quite a bit of unhappiness within and in our own little world.

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We so often fill our days with unnecessary stress and strife by focusing on the negative instead of the positive, taking part in judgmental gossip, making mountains out of mole hills, or bickering over issues that in the larger scheme of things are inconsequential. I know only too well how easy it is to get swallowed up by focusing on the petty distractions, as I did this for too many years of my life.

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What is on your list of petty negative things that you could stop doing from today? It does not build you up to tear others down. Make a decision to stop doing it, that is all it takes….. a commitment to change.

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And when you make this decision, you feel lighter and more joyous in an instant. When you focus on those things that will truly make an impact on your life and those of others, your life improves. With an improved, more positive perspective, you become happier. The time that you spend on such pettiness is too precious to waste.

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The first thing to do is to identify the most frequent distractions in your life. We all have some weak points. Maybe you like people stopping by your office and saying hello, because gossiping relaxes you and kills time. Maybe you are keen on Facebook, Instagram, because you feel more important and connected. Maybe you are addicted to phone messages or phone chatting. Maybe you have a habit of looking at your watch every five seconds.
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Imagine investing all of your energy into one task that is really important to you, rather than constant distractions. Today try to ignore the petty distractions and choose to focus on what really matters to you and taking your life forward.

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”One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.”
Daniel Goleman


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