Distractions and avoidance

I believe that we all have some calling in life, and that if we follow it, the world will be made a better place.

I also believe that many of us, usually unwittingly, have fallen in to the trap of filling our life with distractions to avoid doing the thing that we truly want to do with our lives.

We read what other people have written at the expense of doing our own writing.

We stay up late to watch ‘just one more episode’, then wake up late and miss the window of opportunity to exercise, work on our art, or to learn something new.

We check our phones constantly.

We say yes when we really wanted to say no.

We spend time being busy instead of productive.

I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with doing any of these things per se. But you have to be honest about how much time you have to spare on distractions.

The more time you spend being distracted, the less opportunity you have to not only hear that voice inside you which is pointing the way, but to just sit down and do your work.

If you feel blocked, stuck, frustrated, or feel like you are wasting your life, then perhaps it’s time to take an inventory of how your spend your time.

You only get one life, don’t waste it.