Feb 16, 2015 - Are you too focused to see? Are you so driven to accomplish something that you may not be able to see opportunities, options and resources that could get you there faster? Are you so set on a course of action, that you could be blind-sided by an unexpected development or unconsidered variable? Focus is important in any endeavor you undertake. But don't allow your focus to cause you to be narrow-minded or single-minded which could result in making poor decisions. When your focus causes you not to see viable possibilities for greater success, it is time to look at the entire situation from a different perspective.
Take an MM&I Moment to consider whether you are too focused. Have ideas and suggestions been provided to you that you quickly dismissed as invalid without exploring and considering their merit? Have resources and options been made available to you that you did not leverage because you felt you didn't have time to bring them up to speed or felt it would be too much of a distraction from what you were trying to do? Working smarter, not harder, is key to any successful endeavor. If your focus is enslaving you, then it is not serving you well, and may actually be exactly what is causing you not to be making the progress you desire. Only then can you be confident that you have all the necessary information or insight you need to make the best decisions and the best progress can you know that your focus is strategically sound and heading you in the right direction.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain
Yours in synergistic thinking,