Misty loves dribbling a football round our garden. She does it for hours.
But when someone appears on the driveway, it's game over. She deserts the ball and runs to greet them. She rarely then returns to the ball. In fact, she's forgotten all about it. The distraction proved too distracting.
Becoming distracted doesn't just happen to her, of course. Have you ever lost track of a conversation mid-flow? Forgotten what you were going to say? I know I have.
Busy Executives are the same. No matter how compelling your meeting was, within a few hours, she'll have had many other distractions – crises, ...