Updated: Apr 24, 2020
"Distractions are like weights on a ship. They just pull you down. The ship is prevented from moving forward on its course because it's so bogged down by the weight". - Gary Nelson, Jr., Motivated to Win
Distractions give the illusion that their important but they interrupt us from our true goals and purpose. Distractions can come in many ways such as people around that maybe shouldn't be there, things in your life you probably should have released a long time ago, or it could be as simple as friends or people you hold on to.
Make sure you understand what you're trying to achieve then evaluate every area in your life to understand what's weighing you down (distracting you) and keeping you from that purpose.