How Well Do You Manage Distraction?

How much of your life energy goes into meaningful achievement, and how much just leaks away into distractions - moment by moment, day by day, and year by year? Take this 3-minute, totally anonymous 10-question quiz to find out.

1) Even though it feels like I work non-stop all day, I still don't get the most important things done.

2) No matter what I intend to focus on at the beginning of the day, as soon as I start working (checking email, etc.), I seem to get derailed and lose my focus.

3) When I have something important and challenging I want to accomplish, I spend my time doing lots of little things and avoiding the big one.

4) When my work gets challenging, I somehow keep interrupting myself by surfing the web, doing email, and other distractions.

5) When I'm on a conference call, I get bored and start multi-tasking until I miss something important and try to recover without making it obvious that I wasn't paying attention.

6) I'm late for meetings and appointments because I try to get one more thing done instead of leaving enough time for preparation and/or travel.

7) I feel overwhelmed and stressed out by the number of things I have to do.

8) My work day ends in frustration as I think about all the things I intended to accomplish but didn't.

9) When I try to make space for my own work, I get interrupted by others and I find it hard to protect my time.

10) I don't spend enough time at work in my "sweet spot" (doing work I'm really good at and enjoy the most).

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