The more consistently you apply your skill sets to your plan, the greater value you will create. Reality suggests that this is not sustainable. Therefore, two other concepts become increasingly important. The first is recognizing that stepping away from the grind can be rejuvenating and allow you a new perspective that can provide radical new insights and breakthrough ideas. The second is learning how to recognize unproductive distractions and bring your thoughts and actions back to focus. The balance between inspiration and productivity is determined by the type of value you create. A movie producer will require a greater amount of inspiration time than an entrepreneur building a local manufacturing company. The solution is to evaluate your plan and schedule “intentional downtime”. If you find yourself exceeding this level, it suggests excessive distractions. Consider utilizing an app on your phone that periodically vibrates to remind you to be on task.