An ice cream in front of you, when you have started cutting off sugar; a tv show at exactly the same time when you need to go for your daily walk, or an interesting discussion when it’s time to complete your pending task are a few examples of attractive distractions that are difficult to ignore or avoid. But when you do have a choice, would you choose what’s best for your life or what gives you short-lived satisfaction?
Distractions come in many forms, especially when you are very close to achieving your aim. Identifying them as distractions is the first step in not letting them influence your life. Being aware of yourself and sensing when something distracts you, helps you not to get carried away, but to stay firm and focused on your priorities. You doubt yourself, get confused or question your abilities when you are caught in something that was meant to distract you. It takes away your confidence gradually and shifts your focus. Be alert and do not lose your precious time, engaging in anything that is futile.
If you get misled from the path that takes you towards your goals and get indulged in something that keeps you from achieving your purpose in life or takes your focus away from your target, you have the responsibility to rethink and discipline yourself, to get your focus back on track and keep moving in the right direction. No one else will do it for you, for it is you who knows what you want from life and where you are heading.
Distractions could sometimes test your strength and make you vulnerable. Staying determined and calm will help you not to get carried away by the charm of what tries to take your attention away. Keep moving ahead in life and keep a watch on yourself with self-discipline and perseverance.