Someone talks to you about something, and while your mind wanders to a thousand places. You write a note and at the same time answer emails and calls. You hurriedly complete your tasks while finishing your breakfast. Does it sound familiar to you? With a life this hectic, it is impossible not to have a scattered mind.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I wish I had that kind of willpower,” when her friend orders the salad instead of the fried chicken? It’s as if they are convinced some people were born with supreme self-control. But self-discipline is a learned skill, not an innate characteristic.