🤯Distractions — they divert our attention and rob us of our focus, the very thing we need the most regardless of what we are trying to accomplish. Whether you are trying to start a business, spend quality time with loved ones, or continue on a journey of self care and healing - constant interruption can make the process painstakingly difficult. The world of constant incoming information, social updates, and text messages can be difficult enough to block out. However, according to best selling author Joshua Becker, it’s the subtle distractions flying under the radar carried with us with us everyday that are far more detrimental to achieving our greatest potential. Consider these 9 “ever present” distractions while trying to cultivate a more mindful and focused state of mind:
️1. The Promise of Tomorrow - We waste time waiting. ️2. The Pursuit of Perfection - Progress, not perfection should be the goal.
️3. The Regret of Yesterday - No amount of regret can change the past; learn the lessons and let go.
️4. The Accumulation of Possessions - Sometimes the things we own end up owning us.
️5. The Desire for Wealth - Giving is living, if financial riches become our SOLE aim the greatest things in life can go neglected.
️6. The Need for Notoriety - Develop a healthy self worth and stop basing it on the recognition of others.
️7. The Pull of Comparison - Comparison only shifts focus from you to someone else. Your own journey and growth is what’s important.
️8. The Appeal of Pleasure - A life focused purely on pleasure will often find it in the wrong places.
️9. The Presence of Indifference - Recognizing what’s around us and seeking to fulfill a need or solve a problem can be the source of life’s greatest joy.
🤔Our fullest potential requires that we notice distraction, and work diligently to overcome it. Develop a posture of mindfulness and on becoming increasingly self aware. Identify what is truly important and let the rest fade. We are all unique and self discovery is one of best parts of life.
Read: “9 Ever Present Distractions That Keep Us From Fully Living” by Joshua Becker
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