Distraction Equals Destruction

Distractions are destructive

Some distractions can be lethal. The deadly consequences of texting and driving is a prime example.

But what about the so-called mild distractions? Like the “got off track for five, ten, okay — thirty minutes to check social media” … multiple times a day … kind of distraction?

Mild distractions seem harmless. But that’s a lie.

Because regardless of the other damage that may be caused, every distraction wastes time.

And time wasted, is life wasted.

It’s not realistic to think I’ll be productive every waking moment. But I shudder to contemplate the true amount of time I waste every day, much less the hours or years over decades.

Many times, I struggle to focus when I write. Even working on this blog, I’m distracted because I’d rather watch an old TV show. A show I’ve seen so many times I could almost quote the dialogue. Ugh.

It’s my decision

The hard truth I must remember is:

The way I spend my time is a conscious decision.

So when I get off task, I’m making a choice to be distracted and waste time.

Willingly making a sincere decision to waste my life.

I can’t change my past decisions or actions. Or avoid the consequences of those choices. Or rid myself of the regret of unfulfilled dreams.

But I can choose to face that hard truth — and decide to focus right now.

And then every “next” moment, I must make the same decision.

And it’ll be okay if I choose, every once in a while, to watch that favorite TV show. 😉

What helps you avoid distractions?

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.

May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

2 thoughts on “Distraction Equals Destruction

  1. Keeping the end goal in mind helps me. Great post!

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