Learn how to recognize distractions.
There are two types of tests in this life: some are there to test your focus, others are there to test your knowledge. When you are truly focused, you’ll be able to identify things that are meant to distract you. These things typically require a lot of energy with no ROI (Return on Investment). This includes but is not limited to: * The job that wants you to work 25/8 with little to no opportunities for learning or advancement. * The “friend” that is constantly draining you and never pouring into you. * The girl/guy who is inconsistent at best when it comes to communicating and building a relationship with you. * The pet peeve that keeps you far too angry for far too long. Keep a look out for these distractions that come along. They are meant to demonstrate your level of focus on what’s important. So the next time you find yourself frustrated, take a candid view of the situation and ask yourself if this is going to help you get closer to your end goal. If the answer is no — you know what to do.
Gabriella Payne is an international motivational speaker, confidence expert, and team building consultant. She works tirelessly to build confidence in girls and women by transforming their mental thought patterns and teaching new, healthier habits. She is also an advocate for the prevention of domestic abuse and teaches a series called "See It Coming".