I've been guilty lately of letting distractions take hold of my every day life. What I mean by this is, spending my time on things that do not take me towards my greatest good. I have had several days last week filled with phone calls with friends and family members, lunch with others, going for an oil change in the middle of the day, etc. This then escalated into me making judgements about others, thinking they weren't doing things the right way and so on and so on. Now don't get me wrong. Having a long phone call with a friend is a wonderful thing to do. It's when I do it several mornings out of the week with several different friends that it starts to really take away from my work. My soul's mission here on earth is to help folks and to get my word out there. I can help folks while having coffee but at some point, I should think about giving them the tools to help themselves.
Once I realized where I was throwing distraction into my life, I decided to sit back and see where others were doing it and if I was guilty of doing the same thing. Bingo! I have a dear friend who is veering off track with her life goals. She is spending a lot of time worrying about what others in her life are doing. Yes, she is not staying in her own lane. Where am I doing that, I thought? I was definitely doing that. It was as if I woke up this morning and the light went on. It's time to ask myself the simple question as these distractions come up, "Is this in my higher good?". Is the sitting around worrying what others are doing for my highest good? NO..... Is letting others dump their stuff on me for my highest good? NO....
I won't fully stay away from phone calls with my friends. They are dear to me. I love that they are in my life. I will take my calendar and make sure that I get my work done and the things that are moving me toward my greatest good done. Once I do this, then I'm happy to sit down and see how the rest of the world is doing. If I don't get my social time, I start to really miss people and places.
Where can you "clean" up your time? Are you spending a lot of time thinking about how others can do it better? Is there some way for you to turn that around and see where it's mirroring something in your life? Are you giving away a lot of your time that could be used to work on your goals? It might be time to start looking inward and see where you can make some changes!!
"Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don't look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure." - Virat Kohli
Until My Next Adventure,
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