Lack of focus

I go to work. I have every intention of doing good things – not great things – I don’t want to solve world hunger or create world peace… I just want to do my job a little bit better than anyone expects me to. And yet I cannot seem to stay focused and get a damn thing done. I get side-tracked. I read email. I browse the news. I start a post for blogger. I read a few journals I like. I shop online. I do a little work here and there. I attend a bazillion conference calls barely contributing the bare minimum…and I go home. Not a stellar record. Not something to be proud of. Luckily I am not like this every day – but there are those days where…oh dear god, I cannot focus and get nothing substantial done.

How do you do it? How do you stay focused in the face of all of the distractions of the internet? How do you make yourself work when –well, lets face it. Work is not fun.