5.7 Focus for Success

Course Overview

Under the right conditions, we will naturally pay close attention to what is important in the moment. However,
conditions around us often require us to work a bit harder to achieve and retain focus on the task at hand. If we
learn to recognize what causes us to lose focus, we can optimize the conditions around us to stay focused as much
as possible. Finding focus is really about understanding what prevents us from focusing.

“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”

                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Henry David Thoreau

Learning Objectives – Focus for Success

By the end of this course, you will understand the following:

  • What can cause us to lose focus.
  • How to overcome challenges or distractions and stay focused.
  • Why it is important to balance focus with downtime.
  • Some tools to help with focus and prioritization.

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.

Focus for Success Study Guide – Printable

Focus for Success Study Guide – Fillable PDF