All too often, we find ourselves distracted.

Distracted by our massive to do list.

Distracted by bright, shiny objects.

Distracted by things that waste our important time.

Distracted by the small stuff.

Distracted by all the things we think we need to do.

We have an amazing ability to forget everything important and become distracted by the trivial things that (inevitably) pop up in our lives.

Maybe it’s an inborn response meant to keep our ancestors alive, back when things that popped up in their periphery might suddenly lunge forward and eat them.

But in today’s world, where it’s quite unlikely we’re going to be eaten, distraction does exactly what its name implies: distracts us from our most important work.

If we’re going to do our best work, it’s up to us to keep ourselves from being distracted.

You can always find a distraction, if you’re looking for one.

Tom Kite

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