Mastering Your Distractions

img_00011-199x300  I don’t think that I am much different from most people when it comes to wanting to achieve my dreams.  We all have desires and dreams that we are longing to achieve and many of us are chipping away at them each day, bit by bit.

The older I get the more I wonder if I will reach some of the goals I have set for my self on my 10 and 20 year plan.  It seems like the years are moving by much quicker than I expected and I am not exactly where I would like to be at this point in time.  Too many things have gotten in my way and I get distracted way too often.  I could get discouraged and depressed, but what good would that do? I certainly wouldn’t have a chance at achieving my goals then, would I ?

I recently was on a Southwest flight and in their Spirit Magazine they had a short advertisement titled “Docent of Distraction”  It caught my eye as “distraction” seems to be the enemy that I am fighting with most of the time.  The ad was about a new book written by Peter Bregman a Harvard Business Review Columnist.  The title of the book is “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done”.

As you may have guessed it is about productivity.  The book covers such topics as learning to limit your options, know that you can’t do everything, how to construct a calendar, and creating interruptions in your day.  This book has a little bit of everything you may need in order to get and keep yourself on the right path of productivity and move closer to those goals you would like to achieve.

There has been much controversy when it comes to “time management” and the “to do list”, but Peter has a bit of a twist for his list and it just might work for many of us who struggle with finding our focus throughout our day.  So far I give this book an A+, take a look at the other reviews and decide for yourself if this little pearl might have something that will inspire you to keep headed in the direction you wish to achieve.  Happy reading and enjoy the journey!

http://www.amazon.com/18-Minutes-Master-Distraction-Things/dp/0446583413

08/06/14

14 thoughts on “Mastering Your Distractions

  1. Great resource, Tina! I think distractions pose significant challenges for many of us….I would certainly raise my hand to that! I’ll be picking up a copy on my Kindle this afternoon. Thanks again and good luck being productive today!

  2. Tina,

    This sounds like a really interesting book. I just read some of the reviews and watched the video with the author on Amazon.com.

    Thanks for sharing.

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