For now, here's what the Grant Coach has to say about Focus:
In the movie “UP”, a pack of dogs are viciously approaching our heroes – teeth bared, eyes focused and fixed on their goal. All of a sudden, there’s a shout, “Squirrel!” The dogs suddenly lose sight of our heroes and run excitedly in all directions, falling upon one another in their frenzy to find the squirrel.
How do you discriminate between distractions that contribute to your creative process or those that have you chasing squirrels?
Try these 3 ways to stay focused:
1) Eliminate distractions. Turn off the phone, close the door, close email, stay away from squirrels.
2) Quickly picture what you want to achieve. Stay with it for a couple of minutes to truly experience the feeling. The start your writing or other project.
3) Take a short walk. Before you return, think of two things that you want to accomplish when you return.