A friend of mine recently said something cryptic about getting hooked by a distraction that always pulls him away.
He could have been referring to anything: love, success, happiness, peace, satisfaction…
This morning I was thinking about his words wondering what specifially he meant when it occurred to me the only distractions we have, are those we allow.
If you aren’t sure what you want, everything is an option. Everything is a possibility. Everything is a distraction.
If you know what you want, very specifically, it becomes your focus, very clearly.
For example, if I say, I will have my album finished by March 5, 2016 at 5 p.m., that’s pretty clear. If I add that it will include 10 songs and all package design, that’s really specific.
It’s also a declaration.
Now I know my primary focus for the next three months. So when a distraction presents itself, it will be quickly evaluated. Does it fit with my goals? Will it prevent me from attaining my goals? Will it help me attain my goals? By having a clear definition of my goal, I will have a laser sharp view of where I want to be. All the distractions become part of my periphery.
People often don’t do what they say they want to do because they tumble weed along, evaluating opportunities as they present themselves. This is a little like trying to decide what to eat for dinner when you’re hungry. The way to create long term success is to plan for it. So…
What do you want? Write it down. Be specific. Let it be your recipe for success.
Namaste, my friend.