We now live in the Age of distraction.
How long can you go without reading email, listening for or checking your phone, checking facebook or twitter or the news or paying attention to your pets, or your kids or your partner, your co-workers, or your boss or the idiot driving the Hummer behind you?
Let’s realize that we WILL be distracted. So, let’s prepare for it. Plan for it. Or even better, intentionally include it in our calendar, in our day-planner, in our personal rhythm of work or play.
It’s not going away you know. In fact, I’d wager it’s going to get worse.
We Will Be Distracted.
However, by WHAT will we be distracted? That’s the question now isn’t it?
Know that distraction is a political tool.
While I’m nefariously negotiating with drug companies, tobacco companies, investment banks… Or if I’ve got collusion with such corrupt entities to hide, or, (hold your breath), I’ve got interests with foreign antagonistic country’s agents or leaders… Then I had better give the people something to get riled up about, over there — while I go about my business, over here, out of the limelight.
While we all get twisted up regarding the latest media promulgated HOT TOPICS of the day, remember, the insidious agents of our current government are secretly planning further subterfuge, erosion and destruction of our country’s ideology.
Yeah, we’ll be distracted by these. But don’t let it become a permanent distraction.
Plan to get back to the work at hand, plan to get back to what matters.