Reading this reminds me of something Kevin Smith said while directing Bruce Willis on the film Cop Out. Willis would tell Smith, the director, what they were going to shoot in a particular day and would refuse to shoot “Chuffa”; the stuff that was irrelevant. For maximum effect, check out this clip (NSFW language since you know … it’s Kevin Smith):
All of us have “Chuffa” in our lives. All of us spend time focusing on silly distractions when what we need to be doing is figuring out how to make the most of the time that we’re given. Shawn linked to a great TED talk on the habits of boring people. It has some good insight.