Phones! I am not a huge fan at times (sorry about the negativity straight off folks but I’m sure you’ll understand in a sec if not already). Let’s get straight to the somewhat annoying point:
PING – someone liked my post! Yay!
PING – “BREAKING NEWS!”
PING – “Did you get home ok?” (Yes dad, I got home safe and sound thanks!)
PING – Awe man, I’m not going to reach my fitness goals for today!
PING – I really need to unsubscribed and stop these emails!
PING, PING, PING, PING, PING
SEEEERIOUSLY!!!! How distracting and overwhelming? Notification after notification!
So this got me thinking. Do your mobile phone and social media accounts stop you from achieving greatness?
An element of control exists (the phone controlling you, that is. More on this in a later post). Of urgency. A feeling of needing to grab your phone immediately as you receive that text or message or comment and respond.
Think for a sec.
How many times have you reached for your phone when it’s NOT 100% convenient for YOU?
How many messages or comments have you read that didn’t require your immediate attention?
Remind yourself that not so urgent messages WON’T magically disappear. It will still be there WAITING for you when YOU’RE ready to respond.
SO WHAT ACTION CAN YOU TAKE?
SWITCH OFF ALL NOTIFICATIONS FROM YOUR APPS!
Okay, maybe that’s a bit drastic. How about you keep notifications on ONLY for text messages?
You can let your close friends (and I mean close) and family know to contact you by text as all other notifications are turned off. Or call you if it’s something urgent.
On the flipside….
Smart phones can be pretty cool and awesome when used in a sensible manner. In fact, my Apple watch is what inspired me to write this post. It woke me up this morning telling me to “make it happen today!”
Alrighty then! Let’s do it!
So what are you putting off until tomorrow that can be done today? What one thing can you do today, BIG OR SMALL, that will get you closer to where you want to be?
Doesn’t it make sense that by simply doing you’re moving forward in the right direction? And of course by not doing you remain in the same position?
When you take action on a daily basis you are positioning yourself for good things for your future.
New amazing people will come into your life. New opportunities will come your way.
And sometimes, you might actually feel a bit freaked at how you just happened to meet the right person or come across the right training. Or that ideas keep materialising unexpectedely, reminding you that you are actually on the right track!
Right place, right time? Coincidence? Law of Attraction perhaps? (more on this in my previous blog post Listen to the sounds of the universe – law of attraction).
You’ve heard of the phrase “tomorrow never comes”. For many, I’ll do it tomorrow really means I’ll do it “one day”. When tomorrow comes there’s usually some other seemingly more important distraction that gets in your way!
Don’t let that happen! Get out of your own way!
And make TODAY day one?