Creativity Killers: Distraction

Posted: April 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

If I had a dollar for every time I lost time, because I clicked on Facebook, well, I’d have a lot of dollars. Beyond the aforementioned negativity, (see yesterday’s post) it’s just a “time-suck.” Before long you’re scrolling through all sorts of nonsense and losing valuable creative time. Or maybe someone turns on the TV and before long you’re watching 65 different reruns of Impractical Jokers, that you’ve seen before, so you already know what happens and who gets punished. Once again, valuable time gets sucked away from your creativity. Time you’ll never get back. Here are a few ways to overcome distraction.

  1. Prioritize your day. Do not start your day on social media or by turning on the TV. Do your devotions, pray, meditate, exercise and do all the things that will help you and advance your life mission.
  2. Stay on mission. Before you begin every activity, ask yourself this question. Will this activity move me closer to my goals or put me further behind? Schedule your day accordingly.
  3. Do the Work. There is no shortcut to doing the work and distractions will keep you from doing the work.
  4. Lock your technology. Today, a lot of creative work is done on devices, but there are ways to block the distractions that come with these things.
  5. Visualize your life when the goal has been reached. Then go back to the question from number 2.
  6. Time is the great equalizer. From the richest man in the world to the poorest man in the world, from the least successful to the most successful, we all have 24 hours in a day. How we invest those hours at least partially determines whether or not we will succeed. Use your time wisely.

This is might be completely wrong from a grammatical standpoint, but it is oh so right. Break the word. Dis-traction. Traction is the what helps us to move forward. “Dis” takes the word and makes it the opposite. Distraction keeps you from moving forward. Put the distractions behind you and keep moving forward.

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