Messages from the Masters
Distractions Kill Time by Phil Humbert

Distractions are the "little things" that undermine success.  Like termites, most of them are small and unnoticed until, after a while, they have undone us.  

Distractions "kill time."  Common examples are unscheduled or poorly managed errands, watching TV to "relax," and crises that erupt because of poor planning or lack of preparation. Distractions are all the little frustrations, irritations and annoyances that rob us of joy and waste our time.  They are the result of poor management, and like a poorly managed business, the cost mounts up over time.

High achievers to do not tolerate distractions!  Most people believe, "That's how life is, there's nothing I can do about it."  Highly successful people, however, know that an investment in getting organized, learning to say "NO!" to distractions, and setting clear boundaries in their lives, will pay rich dividends for years to come.

Time is your most valuable resource, and one that to a remarkable degree is yours to invest exactly as you choose.  You don't need a broker, an agent, or a license to manage your days.  All that is required are focus, discipline and desire!  Someone has wisely said that, "How we spend our days, is how we spend our lives."  Invest well, and reap the profits every day of your life!

Written by Dr. Philip E. Humbert, author, speaker and personal success coach. Visit his website at

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International