by Skip Cohen
When I read this motivational piece two days ago, I knew it would be my topic for Sunday Morning Reflections.
It's easy to get lost in distractions. The more energy we give to the things that keep us from focusing, the easier it is to stay distracted. Taking time to pay attention to what's most important to us will help us create, complete, and concentrate on our motivations. Make a list of all the things that distract you and then a list of what needs your focus. To make progress, choose what you will give your attention to today. -Emily Silva
It was personally written for me. So often, I know exactly what I need to tackle, but that doesn't stop me from a "side trip" doing something else. It might be minutes or even an hour or more before I get focused and dig in on the task at hand.
Even this morning, I sat down at the computer to write today's post and decided to check my email first. As I was responding to an email, getting today's post written became a second priority. Before I knew it, I'd wasted time cleaning up my mailbox!
I went back and read Emily Silva's words one more time, and here I am. And there's no need to write anything further - we all know how to hold focus with a camera in our hands, but so often, we're distracted by everything else. And the older we get, the more there is in the way.
Wishing you a day ahead that's limited on distractions and gives you time to do whatever is most important in your day. What I love about those eleven-second hugs I always suggest is about not being distracted from the people who mean the most to you!
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you're on the other side of the world.
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