How Self-Control Can Upgrade Your Life in the Long Run

Are you distracted and overwhelmed by the media around you?

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It is very easy to get distracted in the world that we live in. We have so many options at our disposal for almost everything that we do daily. Restaurants to eat, books to read, movies to watch, and everything in between.

Choosing things can be tough, and when it comes to choosing a career, it is all the more complicated. There are so many career options and so many ways to earn money and make a living.

You can take up online courses and get a certification to get a job, start your own business, become a freelancer, become a writer, and the list goes on.

The Problem

Having options is never the problem, the inability to choose is. For people like me who are easily distracted, it can be a huge issue.

People are scared to stick to one thing for a long time because putting all your eggs in one basket is not good. At least that is what they say!

It is like starting a hundred books in a year and not finishing any one of them.

The reason is simple; they are looking for quick success!

As and when they see a better opportunity, they take it without thinking about the consequences.

And when things don’t work out they jump to the next thing and start over again. The fear of failure is a real problem and a lot of people out there do not understand the importance of failing.

The Solution

Ever heard of “being good at what you do”?

Yes, it is a thing.

And yes it takes time.

But, it is the only way. Believe me.

You might have seen people becoming successful overnight but the odds of that happening are one in a million.

You have to become the captain of your ship first. Then you might think of becoming a “pirate” and conquer other ships. If you are not the captain yet then drop everything else and focus on that. Constantly trying to figure the next best thing to start is not going to help you in the long run.

“In the future, the great division will be between those who have trained themselves to handle these complexities and those who are overwhelmed by them — those who can acquire skills and discipline their minds and those who are irrevocably distracted by all the media around them and can ever focus enough to learn.”

Robert Greene, Mastery

Only when you have read fifty books you will able to figure out if you should read the next one. But if you do that with the first book you start, you will never be able to finish any book.

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