Posted by Philip Smith
on 1 August 2013
We can all recognise a picture that is out of focus because we know what a clearly focused picture looks like.
We can do this without understanding the mechanism that enables a camera to focus.
We are not as fortunate when Focus relates to business, in fact we tend to be a bit on the blind side.
Focus in business is not intuitive, it has to be learnt and you will be hard pressed to find it in most business school curriculums.
Using a magnifying glass to set fire to paper, is an activity we were all familiar with during our childhoods. It only requires a small movement to unfocus a magnifying glass, resulting in no fire.
The degree of Focus we can achieve in our lives and in our business will determine our success or failure to a greater degree than almost any other action or activity.