Great athletes FOCUS!
If you want to have less chance of accidents, FOCUS! If you want to do better at your job, FOCUS! If you want to live better, FOCUS!
FOCUSING is easier said than done. How do you do it? Do you remember when you did something really well or played a game or sport really well? You were FOCUSED. You yourself could probably figure out some of the ingredients to FOCUSING. How about these things:
Where are YOU?
Where are YOU standing?
Who are you next to?
What are you doing?
To do anything, you need to know where you are before you act. It works out similarly when you arrive at work: you should be at work, not thinking about some argument you had earlier, otherwise you are not really there and you may not do the right thing. If you don’t know where are, FOCUS is lost.
OBSERVE. This means really look.
What is around you?
Is there anything new around you?
Have changes been made since you were last there?
People who can really observe, can FOCUS
PLAN what you are going to do before doing it.
Don’t just jump in and do. Sometimes there is a better and safer way.
PLANNING your actions keeps FOCUS
ACT according to the plan. Follow through is part of FOCUS.
BE VIGILANT. Always be watching for needed change in actions and plans.
Don’t just put things on automatic.
Watchfulness is part of FOCUS
MODIFY. Be willing to make changes as needed for something better and then create a new plan. Making appropriate change is part of FOCUS.
Notice that a big part of FOCUS has to do with YOU. FOCUS well!