I recently came to the conclusion that saying NO more often than YES will be my best course of action going forward. Why am I so late on completing Sacred Lies?

  • I said YES to more projects than I should have.
  • I answered one too many phone calls.
  • I attended one too many meetings.
  • I simply got distracted by life’s distractions.
Don't allow yourself to get distracted.

Don’t allow yourself to get distracted.

Meanwhile, poor Stanley Thompson and readers are still waiting for me to finish his story along with a backlog of other story ideas. It’s my precious time I’m sacrificing. At the end of the day I’ve accomplished something, but not what I set out to accomplish at the beginning of the day. Shame on me!

As creative people, we must stay focused or the creativity goes right out the window. I can’t tell you how many times I say I’m writing today and someone inevitably calls me or asks me to do something. It’s as if they don’t take me seriously or value my time as a writer. However, those same individuals will be the first to ask when is the next book coming out or what’s taking me so long to finish.

I recently found this article online and I couldn’t have said it better myself. I agree with 100% of what Mr. Hyatt says. I won’t re-create the wheel, so check out the article below and come back by here for comments.

Leadership, Success and Accessibility

Don’t allow people to distract you.


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2 Responses to Distractions

  1. B. Coleman says:

    Great advice!

  2. Daphine says:

    Thanks, Berta. Sounds odd setting boundaries, but without them, I’d never accomplish my goals. It’s hard to balance the tightrope.

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