Getting distracted by inconsequential nuisances will not help me be a better person. It detracts from my ability to perform. When I get distracted, I lose sight of my original goal. Henry David Thoreau likens nature to a train in this regard, saying that the train would derail if it focused on every little thing that fell on the rail. This, I feel, has happened to me far too many times.
Following this advice, I can see that my explosive temper will be softened. It will also improve my relationships with those at whom I explode. When I remember this advice, I am more considerate of others, and trespass less. I think that these nuisances that land on my rail will lessen in significance the more I incorporate Thoreau’s words into my life. These ideas can help anyone, but they will help me.
The first step to incorporating this into my life is to remember it. Next I must I increase my self control. Once I accomplish this, all else will fall into place. I will be living a more harmonious life. With self-control as my guide, I can’t lose.