Do you ever find yourself "chasing rabbits" on the Internet? My Facebook friends must think I'm terribly unsocial since I rarely spend more than five minutes there. I'm not unsocial, just very easily distracted. I tend to chase those "wascaly wabbits" all over the place if I don't have some parameters.
Recently I was studying the Gospel of Mark. It wasn't the first time. I try to keep Scripture fresh by learning something new each time I read a passage. Being a social studies teacher, I love finding out the backstory.
Reading about the crucifixion, I'm embarrassed to say I've never understood if the vinegar being offered up to Jesus was a good or bad thing. I decided to do a little research. It seemed like a good idea. For crying out loud, I think I need Internet GPS to look anything up.
Has that ever happened to you? Metaphorically or literally? (Great! I'm not sure if I'm using metaphorically correctly. If I try to find out, I may never get this post finished.)
I rarely go shopping without a list for the same reason. Without a specific task or destination, I might not be seen or heard from for days. Talk about having no sense of direction!
With the dawn of a new year, I may as well be honest with myself. It's probably not likely that I'm going to get any more focused. And I really can't blame it on technology. On the contrary, technology is far more a tool than a distraction.
For me, Evernote is helping me to gather and keep thoughts more organized. I figure if it works for Michael Hyatt it must be pretty good. What works for you to keep you from chasing too many rabbits?