The 5 enemies that ruin your focus, and how to get back on your track
You all know the saying: if you don’t work on your dream, you will work on someone else’s.
I remember hearing this one many years ago but didn’t know exactly what it meant. Why? Because I didn’t have any dreams of my own at the time.
Back then, I didn’t do anything in such a way to feel that sensation of fulfillment known by many as being in the flow, where you live 100% in the present moment and time no longer exists.
Due to personal development and the knowledge of neuro-linguistic programming, I started working on myself and found not one but several activities that would make me feel that state of continuous focus, happiness, and fulfillment.
After using some NLP methods to transform my dreams into goals, a new challenge appeared: staying focused. I noticed some habits in my daily routines that were entirely unproductive and identified five distractions that can divert you from your planned destination.
Pleasure: social media, television, endless meetings, discussions, gossip.
Accomplishments: the desire to always win, have exposure, and always be “on the news.”
Belonging or the feeling of membership: the desire to belong to specific communities.
Entertainment and fun: parties, events, and celebrations.
Appearance: everything from the outside that society puts such a high price on: clothes, accessories, cars, and vacations.
The following coaching questions helped me immensely because I understood my behaviors better.
- How does my current action help me with my goal?
- How does the thing I want to buy, support me by becoming better?
- How long would it take me to reach my objective if I continued doing what I am now?
The answers came by themselves, and I understood whether my actions were there to support my dreams. You see … you can not control what you don’t know, and you can not know until you start exploring.
What do you think about the five types of distractions I discovered? Are they real or not? What do you think is your major distraction right now?
Feel free to write me a message and share your experience!