Stop Blaming Technology — We Need Distractions

Robert W. Locke
4 min readOct 17, 2019
Photo by Charlz Gutiérrez De Piñeres on Unsplash

Let me tell you about a book which I have no intention of buying. I will also tell you why.

Currently, it is ranking #4 in the Workplace Culture books category on Amazon.

It’s got a typically long title “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” by Nir Eyal. (This is not an affiliate link).

It teaches you all about how to lead a distraction-free existence and so you will become indestructible — sorry, couldn’t resist that one!

I have just read the reviews and comments and based on this “scientific analysis”, I have decided the book is not for me.

I will also explain how we can easily deal with distractions and more importantly why we need them.

Worried about all those emails?

Distracted by emails in your box and an iPhone which take far too much of your attention so you get nothing done? This book is not for you because I will show you a few easier ways.

If you are worried about emails, rest assured that about 50% of these either don’t need any response from you or should never have been sent to you in the first place.

For all other emails, press#4. Seriously, all you need to do is to turn off notifications and…



Robert W. Locke

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