Sometimes you don’t need to turn up the volume, you only need to turn down the noise.
A couple of weeks back I was driving on my way to work and in true multitasking fashion I was also listening to a talk on the car stereo.
My wife, sat in the front passenger’s seat, started a conversation and at that time I was trying to get the point being made by the speaker on the stereo.
My first instinct was to increase the stereo volume to drown the conversation but that would not go down very well for me so I resisted and this time turned down the car stereo volume so I can converse with my partner.
By so doing, I had safely avoided the wrath of my partner and the dire consequences that could follow.
As we conversed, my thoughts raced as I tried to interpret what had just happened.
Many times we try very hard to focus on a task and fail only because we are too distracted.
We lack the ability to focus because we’ve got our mind on so many things at once.
We try so hard to get at whatever we do and get frustrated.
We only need to step away from all the distractions and noise around us to truly focus on a single goal.
Sift through the mundane conversations, the humdrum activities, not all endeavours are beneficial, not all relationships are useful.