3 Ways to Avoid Distractions In Business
The sun was shining, the birds were signing and I was enjoying the beauty on my bike ride until….wham, I hit the pavement and laid there looking at the sky. I was not hurt but I was stunned and shaken. I took my eyes off my destination, got distracted by something that was to my side. I was not focused ahead of me and I wound up paying the price.
I think distractions in business are a little like my biking mishap. You take your eyes of your goals and destination and you wind up derailed wondering what the heck happened. It is easy to do and I think this happens to the majority of us. I have some suggestions on how to minimize this problem.
3 tips for avoiding distractions in business
- Map your course and figure out your destination. It is easy to lose focus if you don’t know where you want to end up and you haven’t figured out how to get there. Like Lewis Carroll said, “if you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there.” Distractions in business are likely to happen if you don’t know where you are going because you have no clear vision of where you want to end up. Having goals and creating to do lists help immensely. Another thing is getting clear about what you should avoid, I wrote a post about putting together a “To Don’t List”.
- Never quit. When you encounter dead ends, speed bumps, steep climbs, and detours in your business don’t give up. At some point everyone encounters these distractions in business. Facing challenges is normal but you can’t give up when times get tough. Expect difficulties and take those difficulties and figure out how you can learn and grow from them.
- Do only what you are passionate about. You will find you have more distractions in business if you are not enjoying what you do. Other things will catch your eye and keep you from staying focused. It is better to take some time to figure out what you are passionate about then jump into something and then keep jumping around from thing to thing.
Distractions in business will happen but the more of them you can eliminate the faster you will get to your destination.
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