Focus is the counteragent to mind wandering. Mind wandering, which a lot of us spend most waking hours indulging in, steals a greater part of our productive hours.
Not everyone is a victim, few people have found ways to stop thoughts unrelated to the task at hand.
They have found meditation and mindfulness, getting enough sleep, flowtime technique, pomodoro and few others helpful techniques that help them focus on productive tasks.
Apart from focusing techniques, you need to understand that your success in life is your sole responsibility. Others can only assist you to succeed but no one will take the driver’s seat.
You’re the driver of your life, and if you’ve a clear idea of your destination, you’ve to focus,
Focus on doing what needs to be done to bring you closer to your destination. Every minute lost to distractions is irrecoverable and it may cause you to work for longer unhealthy hours to clear backlog of work and meet deadlines.
You can avoid this by simply understanding that maintaining focus is giving love to yourself.