Distractions come in different shapes and forms. People often don’t realize how much of a distraction Netflix really is, trust me, I binged watched the new season of Narcos too and now I have massive amounts of work to catch up on. From social media, tv, netflix, youtube, etc all of these things are massive distractions that keep you from ever accomplishing your goals. So even though we know that, why do we always turn to these distractions?
Most people watch TV to get a break, to get away from their reality, next thing you know that break turns into a 4 hour break. Now of course there’s nothing wrong with watching a little informational TV, something that adds value to your life, but there’s definitely a fine line between what really is informational and what is wasteful. I love The Office, but often times I catch myself watching it and ask myself “what is this adding towards my life?” and most of the times it’s not adding anything. When you have goals in place anything that doesn’t help you accomplish that is a waste of time.
You have to personally understand what are distractions in your life. You have to ask yourself while watching these bullshit reality shows on television “is this adding value to my life?” and I promise you 99% of the time it’s not. People have to realize that if you want to achieve something in life, then you’re going to have to eliminate a lot of the distractions that consume our time on a day to day basis. It’s impossible to accomplish anything when you watch a whole season of Narcos. Greatness can only be achieved if you put in the effort into the things that truly matter.
Now of course there are times when your mind needs a breather, and it’s important to give it a break, but that doesn’t mean spend a whole week giving your mind a breather. If you go longer than a day, the distractions began to creep up and stay until you make the decision to continue working again.
Everyone wants to succeed in life, I doubt there’s a single person who doesn’t want to achieve anything, which is why it’s important to really understand what will allow you to reach the next level. In this life we only get a certain amount of time to accomplish anything, that’s why it’s pivotal to use your time wisely with very little distractions. People often ask me why I don’t go out or why I don’t talk to them anymore, but it’s not because I have anything against them, it’s just I know where my priorities are and anything outside of that is a distraction. Some people might get offended, but it’s only because they don’t understand the level of determination I have. I need to reach my goals because there’s so much at stake here, so I’m not willing to compromise my time for something that doesn’t add value to my life.
So stop binge watching shit on netflix, stop wasting time on twitter, and if you have individuals in your life that don’t add any values to yours, separate yourself from them. Only you know what your distractions are and you wont allow yourself to reach your goals if you’re constantly letting those consume your time. If you’re where you want to be right now, then you have no time for anything else.
“If you aint flying private, keep working”- School Boy Q