Let’s talk about distractions for a minute…
I’m currently working on my “three posts in under an hour challenge”, and at the table right in front of me, there is a woman that is eating an apple; creating more noise than a freakin’ lawn mower. I swear that her finishing this apple will instantly boost my happiness today by 63.5% (scientifically calculated of course).
Anyway, this got me to thinking about distractions. Distractions are everywhere, and it’s incredibly easy to succumb to letting them throw you off track.
In the U.S., we have a lot of physical space around us most of the time, or can go to an area that is quiet and spacious. For this reason, I believe that we are more susceptible to not accomplishing goals when there are distractions present in our lives.
These distractions can be anything! The distraction could be a woman chewing an apple in your ear (shoot me). It could be something bigger, like a chore that “needs” done. Maybe your friends and family are even distractions!
I believe that when possible, you should force yourself to work with as many distractions around you as possible. This will help you learn how to block them out; which is honestly probably one of the best things you could do as a sales/business person. Learn how to access your own little world and ignore everything else, and you are well on your way to accomplishing anything you want to!
People from Japan are a great example of people that have mastered how to block out distractions. Japan is a very small island, with a looooot of people on it. For this reason, they live in conditions that most of us would consider to be that of sardines in a can (packed together in tight surroundings). But, because of this, most of them have been able to develop an incredible firewall from distractions and noise. They have no other option but to drown out the noise…
So, to stick with the theme today of creating controlled discomfort, I suggest that you find a single thing that commonly distracts you, and then force yourself to work with that distraction present. Embrace the anxiety it causes and learn to block it out!
Onto post 3!