Life is full of distractions. Distractions come in all shapes, sizes, types, things, people, thoughts. I believe an important thing to consider is whether the thing you encounter is a distraction or not, regardless whatever form it takes.

For me, thoughts are a distraction. I sometimes need to actively stop myself from thinking or the path that my thinking has taken. The problem with distractions is that they cause unnecessary responses, actions, or feelings that do not contribute to what you’re trying to achieve.

If you’re heading for a goal, distractions can prevent you from reaching that goal. It is then up to you to decide whether a distraction that comes up is welcome or unwelcome, whether it will eventually help in you reaching your goal or not. Sometimes serendipity does its magic and in fact you are even closer to your goal.

Sometimes distractions are unavoidable and have to be dealt with. In this case, you need to manage it to the best of your ability, in order to move forward.

Focus. You can achieve what you want to achieve, all you need to do is start believing.