When the sons of the prophets came to Jordan, they cut down wood. They came to Jordan for the purpose of cutting down wood that would be used to build the new house that would be more comfortable, and when they got there, they faced the business of the day. They didn’t get distracted away from the purpose they came to fulfill. They didn’t lose sight of what they came to Jordan to do. They did what brought them there.
Friend, in all your doing, do what brought you to wherever you are. If you have come to work, do your work and keep distractions away. If you have come to hit a target, face it squarely and keep your eyes off anything that will make you lose steam. Do what brought you to that business you are running; fulfill the agenda that is up to you to fulfill in your career; focus on the why of your journey, and keep away from distractions.
There was a river in Jordan, but that was not the crux of the journey of those sons of the prophets. That river would have been a good idea for anyone to give some attention, but it was not what they immediately needed to build the new house they wanted to build. If you care to check, you will find several beautiful distractions that will take your eyes off the mark; if you dare to check, you will lose focus.
Anyone that will sit on thrones and wear crowns will have to study to keep both eyes on the goal that needs to be achieved. Focus is everything; and if it drains you of focus, then it will drain you of the results that should arise from being focused. If it distracts you from your main goal, then you need to keep your eyes off it. Whatever steals the time you should invest is simply crippling the achievements that should be yours.
Stay focused; keep your eyes on the mark; don’t let beautiful distractions waste your opportunities.