My two golden retrievers love coming into my office with me.

I have a nice, wide, glass sliding door that they can look out of and inspect the entire street.  They sit there, ears pricked up, taking full advantage of the opportunity to watch the neighbours (and their dogs).

It doesn’t matter to them what is going on inside the office, it’s what is happening outside that grabs their attention.

We can’t afford to fall for that trap.

It’s easy to become obsessed with what is happening outside of our control.

It’s easy to become distracted by social media and the bombardment of constant information.

It’s easy to compare our current state with the seemingly perfect circumstances of others.

It’s easy to make excuses based on external events and the actions of the people around us.

But there’s work to be done.

There’s a mission to accomplish.

There are goals to be achieved.

And that requires focus, discipline and your undivided attention.

So stop looking out the window, that’s not where the action is.