The ability to play the long game with your potential requires delaying distraction and in the interim putting aside what is less important right now for what is more important.
Check this from Mischel…
“If you see more continuity between yourself now and yourself in the future, you probably put more value on delayed rewards and less value on immediate rewards and are less impatient than people who view their future selves as strangers. As the researchers point out, if we feel greater continuity with who we will become, we might also be willing to sacrifice more of our present pleasures for the sake of that future self.”
How do you see yourself optimally in the future?