1.6 Focus

Course Overview

In 2010, Harvard psychologists Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert discovered that 47% of our waking hours are spent thinking about something totally unrelated to what’s currently right in front of us. While it’s true that smartphones, tablets, and social media are vying for our attention now more than ever, it’s not the technology that is making focus difficult, it’s the attention we give to technology. For most of us, while it’s unrealistic to abandon all technology and still exist as a functioning human, it is possible for us to build our ability to control our relationship with technology rather than the other way around. This course is designed to help you break habits that are draining your energy and depleting your attention, so you can increase your focus in ways that drive both results and peace of mind.

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives

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

  • What Focus is and the ingredients necessary for Focus. 
  • Why Focus is really important 
  • How to improve your Focus both in your professional and personal lives 
  • How to measure the success associated with improved Focus 

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 Study Guide – Printable

Focus Study Guide– Fillable