June POWerful Word – FOCUS – Week 4

Focusing is very important to the goals we set for ourselves and for our teams. What do you think I mean by that– what is a goal and why would focus be important to our goals
(i.e. A goal is something you work to achieve, focus keeps you on track to achieve those goals)? So if you had a goal to win a competition or get a certain grade/score on a test in school, how can focus play a role? What goal are you working on right now? Remember we’ve talked about all kinds of “focusing skills” from prioritizing to buckling down, to taking deep breaths and even saying “no” to doing things that don’t work into your schedule. Think about your goal– and what focusing skills do you use when there are distractions? How has focus helped you to achieve a goal in the past? (1) If you were getting ready for a competition/test, what focusing skill would you use? (2) If you needed to complete your homework in a noisy place, what focusing skill would you use? Which is your favorite focusing tool?

If you have time: Talk about how you have used focus to achieve your goals & what happened to your goals when you have lost your focus.