The other day a friend told me I was being short with her.
Now, I’ve known most of my life that I’m altitudinally challenged, but I don’t think that’s what she meant.
At the time I was trying to finish a project in which one of the contractors is in Pakistan. Communicating with him and getting the project completed was foremost on my mind--and stressful--and I didn’t do well with distractions.
Which brings me to my point…what distracts you?
Have you ever noticed that when you’re really into an activity—into the flow—it’s difficult to distract you. I can get so tied into something that I don’t hear outside noise, am not bothered by swings in temperature, and can even ignore some types of pain.
However, tight underwear gets my attention! So, a lot of the time I wear boxers so I don’t have to worry about T.U.S. (Tight Underwear Syndrome).
Now, I’m sure you realize my example here is kind of tongue-in-cheek…mmm…wait…that might not be the best example…but, let’s move on.
What types of distractions…distract you? Can you minimize those things when you’re trying to get something important done? Can you put yourself in an environment that is most conducive to accomplishment? I have friends who have wonderful offices, but get important work done in their homes, cars, hotel rooms, libraries, Starbucks, outside at a picnic table, lobbies of hotels and all kinds of other places that offer an environment that, to them, is conducive to focus.
Where do you best focus? How can you spend more time there?
Would love to continue here, but I have GOT to get to the men’s department at Belks! Running out of boxers!