Chaos is a distraction and we can choose to have it run our day.
Let’s think more around the BOLDNESS of that statement. I see people in chaos all day. They are living a life of avoidance, turmoil, disorganisation and drama. They are relentless in either blaming others for what has gone wrong in their life or day and sabotage by introducing lots of clutter.
When people operate at this level they become “disconnected”. Perversely, it’s a great place to hang out because there is no need to take any personal responsibility or accountability for actions taken.
When someone is connected they are authentic and fulfil on commitments made. Those who are disconnected don’t. You’ve heard the excuses: the traffic was bad, my computer died, the kids made me late, I’m just so busy, I couldn’t make my target – the market has changed.
So why is chaos a distraction?
Those in chaos are prone to having more mind junk. It’s almost like having the need to fill every spare space with stuff so we can’t address the real thoughts at the core in our mind. It’s like Being still or free of chaos is intimidating for some. It takes courage to take actual steps to understand the behaviour patterns that are creating mindset blocks. It’s a bit like overcoming mental hoarding.
The downside of “running chaos” in the workplace is that if you lead with chaos, that’s what you will get back from teams in terms of performance. This can result in energy being wasted on things that are not important and what actually needs to take priority gets missed.
I am writing my first book this year and the deadline is fast looming. I can easily look for distractions to fill my book writing time but then at the end of the day it’s me I’m sabotaging and really what sense is there in doing that?
Love you to take a moment and see whether you are running chaos as a distraction – check in and ask the questions:
What am I avoiding? Why? What messages am I getting mirrored back from those around me?
Write the list and reflect on the possible reasons. I can guarantee that if you’re distracted you won’t be living a life of satisfaction or fulfilment. BUT only you can choose to continue with the chaos or not.
If you would like to SHIFT your distractions, get in touch.
It’s time to SHIFT!