Does this resonate with you?
Life ultimately means taking responsibility to find the right answers to its problems and not to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual. […] These tasks, and therefore the meaning of life, differ from person to person, and from moment to moment.Viktor E. Frankl
I often get distracted by all the things that I can do. It gets even worse when I come up with an idea, form a plan, and then slowly, slowly want to get started. Sticking to my plan is one issue. The other is that there are plenty of new ideas popping into my head. I often follow through on activities that aren’t helpful at that moment.
Frankl wrote about that before. Life throws activities at us constantly. It is our responsibility to choose which one to do right away and which one to set aside.
I get in the flow when I stop with wanting and get going. I am in flow when I’m working intensely. Flow comes quickly then. Flow is fun!
Distraction is a major issue. Distraction is everywhere: on my mobile phone, on the internet, reading books or newspapers, cleaning the house, and even worse moving stuff within the garage, enjoying gardening and taking pictures. Eating! Yes, eating can be a distraction as well. Going for a long walk, listening to podcasts, reading emails. All are time-consuming.
Aha: I get stuck in distraction. Note to self: Stop getting distracted. Don’t get stuck there.
I can hear my calling. Since I am following that call the efforts to distract me have seemingly gotten stronger. Reading Viktor E. Frankl’s text I take it that this is the normal process. When we follow our calling distraction will come. Additionally to following through on my calling my task is to avoid getting distracted.
No, it is not only my task, but it is also my responsibility! I am responsible to find the right answers, the action, and in right conduct.
This may be true for you too.
What do you think?