“Distract Me Not”

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”                       ~ Christopher Columbus~

Okay so I am making an effort to be continually productive but I admit that along this path of trying to remain continually productive I seem to get consistently distracted.  For me it doesn’t take much to distract me.  Life distracts me.  Love, when it is having its hiccups, distracts me.  Motherhood distracts me.  Occasional depression distracts me.  When I am in a good mood and everything, or almost everything, is going my way then I am good to go.  I am inventive.  I am creative.  I am resilient.  I am determined.  I am driven.  I am productive.  When shit gets me down and puts me in a depressing mood, I get thrown off.  My thing from here on out is that I must maintain my productivity or else I will get stuck.  My problem is that life seems to get in my way a lot, which ends up being distracting.  How do I see through the distraction is what I then have to deal with.

There is no real way of knowing when something is about to go wrong or when someone is about to disappoint you or anger you.  In short, there is no full proof way to avoid getting distracted.  There is, however, ways to try and assure that you quickly make your way through the distraction.  I think that some ways that you can see through the distraction is to keep your end goal in your mind.  You can’t let yourself get so down or so busy with other things that you forget what you really want in the end.  My struggle is going to be to separate my personal life and tribulations from the business and career side of my goals and what I want to do in life.  Distraction is something that can constantly get in someone’s way but only if you continue to let it.  Until next time….Be Blessed!!!   

Jimmetta Carpenter

“The Diary: Succession of Lies” (Release Date To Be Announced)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”

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Published in: on October 22, 2009 at 3:59 PM  Leave a Comment  

“Continually Productive”

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”              ~Paul J. Meyer~

Okay I haven’t been as active at blog writing as I had hoped to be but I have new goals, or should I say I have a new angle at achieving my goals, and I am determined to be consistently productive.  I have been bogged down with school (just received my AA degree for Communications) because I am going for my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications now with the end goal of getting my Master’s in Psychology.  So trying to maintain my focus on school and of course being a full time mom, and trying to work on my outline for my third novel, has been harder than I thought it would be.  I keep saying that I am going to find a way to be more productive and then it just didn’t happen.  So now I am going to stop trying to figure out why I haven’t been as productive as I would like to be and just do it.  So yesterday I decided that a step that I am going to take toward that goal is to make task lists each day for what I want to get accomplished the next day. Also along with this I figured out that I had to make the goals something that was attainable.  I would sometimes put on a list to finish my business plan, knowing that I could not finish a whole business plan in one day or even in just one week.  So I think that I am going to make small goals each day as steps toward the larger goal and this would make for a better attainable to-do list.  I was proud of myself that yesterday I completed everything on my task list.  However, today I am behind on getting started so I am striving but I do realize that there are some days that I may not be able to get everything done everyday.  Being consistently productive is difficult but in this stage in my life (at almost 30 years old), where I have so many big dreams and goals, and am just now starting to see the results I want, I have to keep going and I have to not allow myself to get stagnant and stuck. 

How many times in life do we get stuck, and then we get so stuck on the fact that we are stuck that it just begins as a downward spiral deterring away from our goals and dreams.  Life gets up caught up and sometimes life just simply gets us down.  The question is, how long are we going to allow ourselves to stay down?  I hear people complain sometimes about the fact that there are so many things that they want to do and they just don’t know how they are going to manage to get it done because they are just occupied with so many other things.  Yet I see them sitting around doing a lot of nothing, or worse I see them doing a lot of them trying their best to look busy but yet they haven’t got anything done.  I do not consider myself to be one of those people and I refuse to let myself become one of those people.  We only get one shot at life, and we have to do it right.  I don’t want to go another twenty or so years and look back and regret what I did or did not get done.  I don’t want to have to say that I wish I had given that a shot or I wish that I had just made more time to do this or that.  I want every single second in my life to count for something and I have realized that in order to do that I have to stay continually productive.  I urge anyone who reads this to stay productive and don’t let yourself get to the point where you are stuck.  I urge you to make every single second count because tomorrow is never promised to us, we only have what’s left of today.  Make it count.  Until next time…Be Blessed !!!

Jimmetta Carpenter

“The Diary: Succession of Lies” (Release Date To Be Announced)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”

www.myspace.com/jcladyluv

www.lulu.com/ladybugpress

www.authorsden.com/jimmettacarpenter

Published in: on October 17, 2009 at 12:28 AM  Leave a Comment  
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