We live in a world filled with endless distractions, and it’s easy to get caught up in all the noise.
These distractions impact our life, cause stress, and hold us back from making the real impact we want to make in the world.
I recently came across a quote by Neale Donald Walsch, a well-known author, who says,
“98% of the world’s people spend 98% of their time on things that do not matter!”
Wow – 98%? I couldn’t believe the high numbers, either!
The truth is we spend hours involved in minutia, overthinking, procrastinating, or mindlessly scrolling on social media.
While these activities may provide temporary relief or distraction, they don’t bring us closer to achieving our desired goals and outcomes.
The problem is that we often get so caught up in the distractions that make up the 98% that we forget about life on the other side. This leads to increased stress and a feeling of being stuck or overwhelmed. The bottom line is we feel like we’re running on a hamster wheel, constantly busy but not getting anywhere.
On the flip side, the 2% of things that do matter are the actions that bring us closer to our goals, help us grow and develop, and make a positive impact on our lives and the lives of others. It’s the simple things that light us up, like feeling great, contributing, spending time with loved ones, and taking action toward our goals.
It’s important to regularly evaluate what is no longer serving us in work and life and consciously focus on the 2%. Doing so allows us to navigate our work and personal lives with less stress (the stuff we don’t want to carry around anyway, right?).
So, if you know the distractions that make up your 98% are causing you more stress and are holding you back from reaching your desired goals, then let’s take a step back, reassess, and make the necessary changes to ensure that you are focusing on the 2% that matters.