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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Skyzo, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Skyzo

    Skyzo Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    So I'm on BHW almost everyday. I found an IM method that I want to learn about so I login regularly to read topics related to this method. However, as soon as I log in, I get distracted by a variety of other interesting topics and spend hours reading them until my eyes hurt. At the end of the day, I don't get to read enough of what I really need to get my IM journey up and running. I feel like this is gonna be happening forever...
     
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  2. blogzandstuff

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    I do a similar thing when researching articles, I can take hours as I can get easily distracted and end up reading something completely different
     
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  3. reydj24

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    Happen to everybody, try and set hourly goal with time limits and eliminate all the distractions
     
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    Most people I talk to run into this problem at one point, myself included. Call it shiny object syndrome. It's good to keep reading and learning, but without action it's mostly worthless. You're already ahead of most people since you've identified this negative behavior. Take the obvious steps to counter it.
     
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    It's part of the process, almost everyone I speak to have been in this place.
     
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    Only Reading not going to help you. Start taking action and when you get free time come on BHW to read more.
     
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    When you find something interesting while searching for your work, just BOOKMARK that page and keep doing your job.
    Thats why we say "bookmark and never get back", I also bookmarked a lot of interesting things but .. never got back to them.
     
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  8. MatteoMatt

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    Your under this impression that reading is the crux of the opportunity. The reason you are not getting anywhere is not because you aren't reading the right things, but because you aren't taking action.

    You need knowledge to succeed, but once you take your first hit of action, even if it is as simply as starting that first IG account, or writing some content, it will totally change your perspective. You will become more focused, because now you know what knowledge you need to move forward.

    Other than that is sounds like discipline / productivity issues. I have plenty of those too. Just tell yourself, if it is not related to my current project / method, I either ignore it or bookmark it and set aside a specific time where I go through the posts efficiently all at once to see if it is helpful.
     
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    We're on the same boat. For me, I just download to do list app in my phone and set it to my home screen, I add what I should do for today, tomorrow, or this week. It helps me solve my problem.
     
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    Yep. Same thing. Almost daily.....

    Okay, so today it's all about IG but wait, what's this with the MILF hairdresser???
     
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    Yes, mate you are right.. Also its happened with me Everytime.. How can we manage this habit against our work. Because I feel everything is Interested that I am watching or reading...
     
  12. Skyzo

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    I hope we can find a solution asap, because we are loosing so much time.

    Thank you mate for the suggestion, setting up short term goals could be a good solution.

    "Shiny object syndrome" is the best term to describe the problem (y). Thank you.

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's been dealing with this.

    Well, that's a golden advice. However, I want to cover all the aspects before I take action so I minimize the risk of failure later on.

    hahahaha you should see my list of bookmarked pages and screenshots that I have never had the chance to read.

    Thank you for your golden advice, I think taking action is the solution since it would narrow my reading scope to topics related to my business.

    Thank you mate, I will try a similar app and I hope it solves mine.

    ahahahhaha I was reading the MILF hairdresser topic right before I wrote this one.

    Same here. Check the comments in this thread there are very interesting suggestions to overcome this problem.


    Thank you all guys.
     
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  13. Jason Bradbury

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    If only life were that simple LOOL
    good luck