The Daily Man-Up

February 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up

“Network tools [like social media, email, the Internet] are distracting us from work that requires unbroken concentration, while simultaneously degrading our capacity to remain focused.” -Cal Newport

The world wants you to be distracted.

There’s a fortune to be made off your distraction. Television, streaming services, movie studios, social media, apps, video games, smart phone companies, and countless other billion-dollar industries have but one goal:

To make you watch their stuff.

It doesn’t matter if this content is actually bad for you. Doesn’t matter if this graphic media makes you feel sick, depressed, sad, angry, or afraid. It doesn’t matter if it’s addictive or hurtful. Lower ratings only means failure for them.

Best-selling author James Altucher once quipped, “Ninety-nine percent of TV is about scandal, murder, and cheating.” He’s right. And garbage in, garbage out; if you flood your mind with this toxic content, you’ll begin to absorb it and see it in your life. Again, this doesn’t matter to the companies selling the stuff — what matters is the money.

Distractions are the enemy. Distractions destroy creativity, momentum, and focus. They seek to dominate you, much like the addiction seeks to dominate the addict. They will if you let them.

If you want to cultivate a lifestyle that enables intense focus every day, where your influence is enormous and your efforts are hyper-concentrated to create incredible results…

You must remove all barriers that make this possible. Here’s how to eliminate all the distractions that prevent you from achieving 10x results.

“All around you is an environment that is trying to pull you down to Second-Class street.” -David Schwartz

Distractions Only Exist Because You Allow Them To

The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life is the moment you can change ANYTHING in your life.” -Hal Elrod

If you are ever distracted by:

…it’s because you’ve allowed yourself to be distracted.

Your life is not unlike a business, and whether you like it or not, you are the CEO. If your business is failing, losing assets, and generally declining, it’s because of you.

Most people don’t want this responsibility. They want to blame everything around them but themselves.

The truth is, if you’re distracted, it’s because you’ve allowed it to happen. Tony Robbins once said, “What we tolerate is what we get.” If you tolerate mediocrity, that’s what you’ll get.

It’s time to take your life back. Back from the news, your boss, the economy, your upbringing, and Donald Trump’s latest tweet. Nothing else matters.

Nothing can distract you.

No one can derail you.

But they can, if you let them.

“You see, it’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in the past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them, that will determine your ultimate destiny.” -Tony Robbins

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