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How to do it:
Gary Keller’s advice for fighting distraction is to start blocking your schedule. For example, allocate 3 hours every morning from 9 am to 12 in order to do your one thing. Don’t allow emails, kids, eating, or anything else to distract you from getting this important work done. Those can come before or after but NOT during. “Where I’d had huge success, I had narrowed my concentration to one thing, and where my success varied, my focus had too.” – Gary Keller
Habit 2, From 50 Life and Business Lessons from Elon Musk
“Lesson 19: You will put your best efforts into pursuing an idea if it excites you. Yes, there has to be a business case for that idea too, but it is far more rewarding (and more likely to succeed) if your business is also a passion.” – 50 Life and Business Lessons from Elon Musk
Be passionate about your career and the work you do. Create a life you love living. Structure your habits and environments around this deep burning passion.
How to do this:
Figure out the top 5 things that make you smile and make habits that begin to incorporate those activities into your life on a daily basis if possible. Be passionate about life, your career, your mental and physical health, your opportunities and the wonderful people you get to surround yourself with. Create habits and environments that fuel your passion!