Updated: Dec 29, 2020
At work and in life in general, it is easy to get distracted with the tons of information that we are bombarded with every day. Recognize that majority of those events have no influence on your life and that you cannot influence them in any way either. In face, every minute you spend thinking or talking about it is non-value adding. You have to develop a strong content filter based on this principle (i.e. is this something that I can control or influence or is value-adding to me) to quickly decide if this is something you want to spend even a minute of your time on or not. Your life is finite, every minute matters.