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Are you too focused?

Focus. What is focus? Is it the central point of all of your energy? Do you have it? Do you need it?

Can you be scatterbrained most of the time and then turn on the focus with an internal switch? I don’t know. Most successful people that I’ve come across are singularly focused on their goals. They have immediate, short, medium and long term goals. Each builds on the other. Goals coupled with focus are good to keep you on the path to where you want to be.

Over focused or just right?

Now, what if focus is bad? What if your focus blinds your vision? The only thing you can see is that small focused point on your own personal horizon but fail to see amazing opportunities along your journey?

It’s a tough balancing act. If you are personally not able to un-focus you may need to keep someone close to you that can help see the big picture for you. Too much of anything, even focus isn’t a good thing. You need to be able to take in your current situation and surrounding otherwise you might miss a fantastic opportunity.

  1. ChrisT
    June 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I think another word for “over-focused” is obsessed. and it can hurt you.

    For instance; technological communications. If you find yourself hunched over a keyboard or touch pad for several hours a day, you are probably obsessed and your posture is eventually going to complain bitterly.

    When I find myself obsessing, my answer is to GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY! for a minute. Whatever it is I was obsessing about is much easier when I come back in.

  2. June 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I need to follow that advice!

  3. Darleen
    June 7, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Yes so true. Not sure how to ensure we are not too single focused – but think it is making sure we are focused correctly. If we are not getting results we need to re-evaluate. Seth Godin has written many posts and talked about our focus being on what we can excel at, and not be caught up with being perfect.
    I have watched several people evolve from one niche and set of goals to go into a new direction. I think that comes from constantly evaluating ourselves and learning

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