It's harder than ever to be present.
There are a million things to distract you—email, news, notifications on your phone/computer/tablet, on-demand shows, sports—the list goes on.
Getting distracted is easier than ever.
Being able to focus is a growing advantage.
The trick? Instead of working on being more focused, work on being less distracted.
What does that mean?
Turn off your notifications.
Leave your phone in another room.
Put blocking software on your computer.
Set your devices on Do Not Disturb.
Turn off the TV.
The result? Focus.
The ability to focus is about avoiding distractions.