It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Chapter 9, Page 9, Book 17

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. 

Adam Hochschild, an American author, journalist, and lecturer

Life is full of distractions.

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

Daniel Goleman

It seem like something or someone is always trying to steer us off track.  We have a point of focus, an objective, or destination, then something comes along that captures our attention and points us in an entirely different direction.

Of course a certain amount of distraction can’t be avoided. The good news is there is something you can do to deal with these diversions and get back to being productive. The best solution is to simply accept them as inevitable, give them the attention they deserve, and then get back to the task at hand as quickly as possible.

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. 

Lillian Dickson

Here at my house it seems I have so much to do it’s hard for me to keep myself on track these days and I’ve taken to making a list just to keep my mind straight. Other wise I’ll spend my days doing a little of this and a little of that and get nothing accomplished.   And if you don’t manage your time, someone else will be managing it for you.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. 

Emily Dickinson

There is little doubt our world is filled with distractions. It always has been. And there is little doubt that those who achieve the most in life learn to manage them effectively.

It is certainly worth taking the time to recognize them in our lives and make the necessary life adjustments… after all, we only get one shot at it.

Life is simple, it's just not easy. 

Author Unknown


betty said...

So true how many distractions around us it is sometimes hard to stay focused. Having a work schedule for me is a good thing because I know I need to get things done beforehand and then have free time afterward to do what I may want to do.


Mevely317 said...

Boy, I can identify with trying to stay on track.

Please forgive me if I'm repeating myself ... but here's something that helps me focus at work: Love him or loathe him, Mr. Trump once shared his own mechanism to avoid distraction. (That was) ... keeping many files/projects on the desktop in front of you is counter productive. (Not so sure how that works in his present circumstances. LOL!)

Because I don't multi-task well, I've begun doing that, keeping the "will wait" tasks out of sight.

jack69 said...

Boy oh boy are you right. There are distractions enough in this life. Actually some of them we like, but the distractions that 'derail' us ain't no fun!


"Life is simple, it's just not easy." I think this says it all.