Reaching your goals and desires in life takes a laser like focus. Distractions are the enemy of focus and can slow your progress down or ultimately stop you altogether if you place your attention on them. Avoiding distractions can keep you on task and on target. The key is learning to recognize the things or even people who are a distraction.
Here is a list of 7 distractions that have the potential to stop your progress.
1. The Distraction of Perfectionism.
If you’re waiting to be perfect at something before starting then you will probably never start. Just do it and learn perfection along the way.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly–until you can learn to do it well.” ~ Zig Ziglar
2. The Distraction of Applause.
Too much applause will cause you to think that you are better than you really are. You start to think that you no longer need improvement and you eventually stop challenging yourself for more growth.
3. The Distraction of Comparison.
The problem with comparison is that you envision the other person better than they really are. Sizing yourself up to others can bring frustration and disappointment about what you don’t have and you fail to recognize what you do have.
4. The Distraction of People.
Let’s face it. There are some people who are not called to go where you are going. If they are not going with you then by all means don’t let them keep you from it.
5. The Distraction of Regret.
Don’t stay stuck in yesterday or what could have been. Just because you miss one opportunity doesn’t mean that another one won’t ever come around. If you focus on yesterday’s loss you will never see tomorrow’s door of opportunity.
6. The Distraction of Failure.
Just because you failed at something doesn’t make you a failure. Get up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward. Every successful person is acquainted with failure. The difference with them is that their failures never distracted them from reaching their dreams.
7. The Distraction of Tomorrow.
When you put things off until tomorrow, they usually end up on a list that never gets touched. That list of things usually turns into regret because you never got around to doing the things that would have helped you accomplish your goals in life.
Your future starts today, not tomorrow.