Bank lines are of the devil. They ensure that overworked and underpaid workers return to work with an angry stomach. You can imagine my dismay and embarrassment after I approached an atm machine only to realize that my atm card was not resting in its case. Frantic – I was unable to do all the things that I intended that day and worst case scenarios elevated in my thoughts. “What if I left it in the atm slot and someone was able to withdraw from my account?” Then of course the blame game took effect. “If this and that didn’t happen yesterday, I wouldn’t be in this mess today.” But, all this occurred because of my lack of focus.
Before, a lack of focus would be related to something as simple as forgetting to take the ground meat out of the freezer so that it would thaw off for later. Now, if you turn your gaze in the wrong direction for even a second, someone might end up dancing in a pit with a gorilla.
Enticing people and shiny new things are great distractions, so I find myself trying to instill a constant reminder. I mustn’t allow myself to get tangled in things that will permit me to lose the foothold that will lead me to accomplishing my goals. How unfortunate will it be if my distractions focused on their mission I stand at the side, watching as they become great.
Currently, I'm focused on turning my thoughts to writing. What about you?