There are always those million little situations where instead of doing the work you need to do there are distractions doing their best to pull you every which way. Trying to divert your attention for just several seconds. From something as simple as a friend wanting to meet up to issues that may seem more pressing. There are times where you need to be able to sit down, say “no” to these distractions, and do the work you need to do.
We’re lead to believe that the people who accomplish great things do so because they don’t see themselves taking any other path than the one straight to success. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The road is riddled with bumps, cracks, tight curves, and any hazard in between. There are always an infinite number of directions you can take toward a goal including not working for it. Including following the distractions.
So the next time you’re presented with the idea of failure recognize that it is a normal thought and that everybody lives with them. It’s how you decide to deal with the thought, and push past it, that makes all the difference.