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The Seven Habits of Highly Distracted People

Distraction can be deadly to your goals

The world is overrun with distracted people. You might be one of them, but you don’t have to be. In some ways, it’s never been easier to be successful. All of the information you could possibly need to accomplish just about anything is readily available.

All you need to do is truly focus and work hard. Remember, much of your competition is too distracted to bother you!

Do you fall prey to these habits? Adopt the opposite strategies mentioned instead to find focus and greater success:

1. Highly distracted people lack a purpose. When you have a purpose, there are fewer things that can distract you. This goes for big things like your life’s purpose. It also applies to your purpose for the next hour, such as completing a report. Be clear on what you’re trying to accomplish. If you’re vague in your intentions, every little potential distraction becomes very distracting.

"When your life is a mess, it’s hard to focus. When you’re not conscientious, your life is a mess. A lack of conscientiousness creates a lot of stress, and stress is distracting." - Vince Morales

2. Highly distracted people are addicted to digital devices. Do you feel a strong compulsion to check your phone? Are you addicted to social media or watching videos online? Do you need to surf the web or check the news each hour? Digital devices and online activities can be highly addicting. Put your digital devices away. Don’t allow yourself to use the internet unless it’s related to your task. There is a time and place for everything.

3. Highly distracted people don’t practice focusing.