A distracted mind is a condition of having a short attention span, an inability to focus mental effort, and an urge to multitask. Distraction is a state of mental incapacitation that impairs our ability to concentrate and communicate effectively with others.
The distracted masses generate visible busyness that mimics productivity but fails to create much value. The antidote to distraction lies in our ability to reclaim our mind. In “Deep Work,” Cal Newport makes a compelling argument that developing a greater depth of mind can become a transformative experience.