“Why should any of these things that happen externally, so much distract thee? Give thyself leisure to learn some good thing, and cease roving and wandering to and fro. Thou must also take heed of another kind of wandering, for they are idle in their actions, who toil and labour in this life, and have no certain scope to which to direct all their motions, and desires.”Marcus Aurelius. Meditations. Book II.IV
Stop allowing external things to distract you from your pursuits. Distractions will delay you in your goals. Have direction with what you want to achieve and zero in on that goal, focusing on little else. Do not allow distractions to deter you from your pursuits.