It was a bright and sunny Monday morning. I would definitely have the Monday blues had it been a regular one, but this was a much awaited Monday because the season 6 finale episode of Game Of Thrones was released the night before. I managed to initiate the download before I could catch on some sleep as I had an early morning flight to Udaipur.
Out of excitement, I woke up before my alarm could start beeping. This gave me a brilliant idea; I could watch the downloaded episode after getting ready and head on to the airport to board the flight and catch up on some sleep enroute.
Little did I realise that the finale episode had a longer run time than all the others. By the time the episode ended, I was 20 minutes behind schedule and found myself running on all fours to reach the airport on time. Being me, I knew it wasn’t possible and to prove the fact right, it started to rain, drizzling at first and then pouring cats and dogs. Now I was sure that I would not be able to catch the flight and started looking for other flight options.
Long story short, I managed to catch my flight after running a lot through the airport, and finally when I was in my seat, I was panting, gasping for air. “Phew! A close shave,” I thought to myself and promised not to be in that situation again. But then I realised that this is something that happens to a lot of us on a daily basis. Imagine this: you’re working on a project which requires you to research and read over multiple references provided online. Suddenly you see an advertisement staring at you from the corner of your screen describing your dream vacation or your dream vehicle. Very innocently you click on it and here on starts the endless threads of articles linked to one another, giving captivating details and reeling you into a short lived dream. Distracting enough? I bet it is.
Too often, even the smallest distraction can be the difference between achieving your goals and missing the mark. Well, it doesn’t have to be this way. All you have to do is finish this article to find out how. Are you game?
The point here is to keep it manageable. Chances are that you’ll overachieve your minimum target every day. Once you develop a habit, your minimums will increase and so will your ability to stay focused on your bigger goal.
To sum it up; a goal without distractions is a rose without thorns. Impossible!