On avoiding distractions.Lessons not just for writers.

Producing results requires dedication, a vision of end state and ability to conquer distractions.
By conquering I don’t mean for life because personally I don’t think it’s even possible . We associate distractions with ringing phones, co-workers stopping by, email and social media notification pinging every 5 minutes. We can remove all the external distractions relatively easy by turning of our devices, finding a quiet spot etc. But what do you do with the most notorious one that sits in side your head?

Seth Godin calls it Lizard Brain, Stephen Pressfield calls it Resistance. They all are forms of  the same, our ability to zone in on something that’s flashy and easy an chasing it down the rabbit hole and completely loosing sense of time.  How to curb our self distracting brain? Below interview with Joanna Penn might help you with finding few strategies and techniques to help put your focus into right places.

One idea that caught my attention specifically is to work from a library. I think this environment might be much more productive than sitting in a busy café. For more follow the link below.

How Professional Writers Avoid Distractions: Interview with Author Joanna Penn

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