Unless you happen to live in a cave, with no access to the internet and television you’ve probably noticed there is a lot of negativity floating around out there. This is not intended to be a political article because no-matter your views, there is no escaping the amount of noise that’s out there these days. The reality is this noise is designed solely for one purpose and one purpose only… to distract you from what you know you should be doing.
Look, I love having access to information whenever and wherever I want it. Yet I’ve heard it said recently “the world is drowning in information, and starving for meaning.” This constant bombardment of information to our computers, tablets, cell phones and TV’s, attempts to fill in that meaning for us and in the process, creates so much noise that it’s virtually impossible to focus on anything else.
This is exactly what those information outlets and social media platforms are hoping for. After all if they have your attention, they can sell it to others, who in turn can feed you with more information creating yet more distractions.
High achievers and the highest performers have an uncanny ability to put on the ear-muff, block out all the noise and distractions, and focus on what they know creates the most value for their organizations and for themselves.
What you focus on tends to expand. Focus on your business, it expands. Focus on income, it expands. Focus on your relationship, it expands. Focus on negativity- well I think you can guess what happens.
I’m certainly not suggesting that you put your head in the sand or not take a stand on certain beliefs that you may have. All I’m suggesting is that you pay attention to exactly what has your attention these days and simply ask yourself “Does this have anything to do we me moving forward and accomplishing my goals and objective?” If the answer is no, then my friends it’s just noise.
This year is the year to get back to what you know works, and what works is putting your head down, plugging your ears, avoiding the noise and getting to work!
Cheers to Avoiding the Noise
One Quarter Turn at a Time
Thoughts for the week:
You can’t do big things if you are distracted by small things. -Unknown
Keep your mind off the things you don’t want by keeping your mind on the things you do want. -W. Clement Stone
You will never reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks. –Winston Churchill
Stop letting other people hijack your day. -Frank Sonnenberg
Distracted from distraction, by distraction. T.S. Elliott
Looking forward to our next connection