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Daily Quote: Talent without Discipline is Like an Octopus on Roller Skates

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Daily Quote: Talent without Discipline is Like an Octopus on Roller Skates

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    Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.

    It’s normal.

    You’re bent on finishing the work at hand, and suddenly something comes up. You don’t give thought to how pressing any distraction is — you just give it attention.

    Five minutes, ten minutes. Sometimes it goes to over an hour.

    When you get back to work — boom — you’ve no idea where you left off or why you couldn’t get your mind and heart into it. You can’t stay focused at work anymore and are becoming less productive. There goes your valuable time and effort. There goes your momentum and peak of creativity.

    Because there’s no chance of shutting out the world while you’re busy, the decision to stay focused at work is in your hands. It’s about finding the right techniques, knowing your priorities, and sticking to them.

    Stuck for ideas? Well, here are 15 ways to stay focused at work:

    15 Ways To Stay Focused At Work

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