Conquering Self-Defeating Attitudes about: Distractions
The first post in this important series about self-defeating attitudes deals with handling distractions. Whether you’re a writer, an author or internet guru, this could still be you.
“When it comes to my internet goals and objectives…”
#1 – I start but then I get distracted
It’s not unusual to start a project online or begin to engage in something that could be really beneficial, only to stop abruptly. There are so many things to get distracted by online, that sometimes we’re like kids in a candy store. When it comes to the internet, you’re always just a click away from the next biggest and best thing. Getting momentarily sidetracked from your online venture can easily turn into being completely distracted.
TIP: The key is to have a visual of what you want to accomplish each day. I don’t mean just in your mind, I’m referring to an actual visual reminder; something you can literally see each day. One good method is posting notes on or around your computer and work space, in addition to posting an actual agenda. Do this daily to help you stay focused on one thing at a time. Usually, that one “thing” may already involve multiple activities, so don’t get to thinking about all the other stuff you can pile on, since you only have one thing to do that day.
Making the mistake of piling things on will cause you to end up doing everything EXCEPT the one thing you were supposed to do. You have to remember to factor in ALL the other related activities when you consider the “one thing” you need to get done. Not only that, but make sure you accomplish whatever is first. Then, if you still have the time and the inclination, you can get something else done. Either way, the most important thing will be completed, which means that you have had a productive day.
The above excerpt is from my Amazon/Kindle book:
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