Distractions for me are a bad thing, as for many I can imagine, especially when I am feeling a tad bit un-motivated.
I am not just talking about the T.V or other mindless activities. I’m talking about distractions that are important to you, like family, relationships and so on.
For me I have two main ones, one being my social life (which by the way is fairly non-existent at the moment) and love life. The thing is here, I know what I am like especially when self-doubt begins to set in and something seemingly more ‘exciting’ comes along.
I get distracted VERY easily, which is why I am writing this post today. I am determined not to let outside ‘things’ waylay me this time, by being honest with myself and with you.
Previously I’ve had a goal in my sights. I start off being extremely motivated and raring to go, I work all hours, get up early and work tirelessly. BUT, after a few weeks, even months I start to slow down and I’ve finally worked out why this is!
It’s because I have a tendency to want things now and if I can’t get them straight away self-doubt creeps in and then the distractions appear. It’s like a test.
Back in the day, I would have let the distractions carry me through to another path and normally they would take me in totally the wrong direction. I’d start to feel uneasy, become depressed and finally, after some time, I’d walk away.
This is why I am where I am now. I honestly believe that my drifting from one thing to another, be that jobs, relationships, moving homes (the list is endless), is the product of my self-doubt and easily distracted mind. The fear that because things weren’t happening straight away, that there must be something wrong with me or what I am doing, I would look to outside things to give me temporary happiness.
Finally I feel I’ve cracked it! Right now I am going through that ‘distraction’ phase and for the first time in my life I know that if I don’t follow this path I am on I will NEVER be happy. If I don’t learn to look after me and my happiness then nothing else will make me content with my life. It’s like a big light bulb has just popped on in my head and I feel the best I’ve ever felt!
I want this so badly that I will refuse to let distractions, such as a new love interest (which is my worst distraction), a new job or anything else that happens to come along, take me off course.
So if you get easily distracted, tell me why and when, because we all get waylaid by different things.
It’s time to look out for you and not what others want and to remind yourself why you are on this journey, because after all your happiness is what makes other people happy. Don’t forget that.
For me I have one thing to say:
“This ship, baby, is heading in one direction and I don’t care what comes along it’s staying on course. Damn it!”
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