“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”Thomas A. Edison
Distractions are everywhere — in ever-increasing quantity no less. (As the Universe expands, so does distractions.) Anything that can pull you away from your creative pursuit, will.
Of course, not everything that pulls you away from your art is a distraction per se. Anything that nourishes your creativity, for example, gives you the motivation to do better and inspires you to new ideas. Time with your significant other, friends or pet isn’t distractions either. Spending time with people you love is what life is about. It rejuvenates the spirit. Creativity is important but more important than love? I don’t think so. Building an empire is not worth it if you are doing alone, for yourself.
The question you need to reflect on is where is the majority of your time going?
Do you spend every spare second of your time filling it with watching something, social media or even reading? Are you spending ALL your time with your friends? Are you hanging out with people 24/7 just to procrastinate your art?
It’s okay to become complacent through distractions. It happens to the best of us. The key is seeing when you’re distracted and reining your focus back in.
If we don’t make time for the things that we love, who will?
No-one is going to write your book for you. No one wants to make your album. No one will pick up your camera and do the work on your behalf — you have to do it yourself.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #812