focal bridge

Focus is a great skill to have. How is it that I feel bereft of that particular skill most of the time? How do some people get their focus? I wonder though, could focus be a bad thing? There are people in this world who are so focused on one item that we call them obsessed. I don’t crave that kind of self-imposed retardation we call obsession. The obsessed give themselves up, they surrender, for what? A paltry amount of money? An item that by all accounts is temporary? For a fashion or a style, that will pass them by in a few years, in the blink of an eye? For a bottle of delusion, or a momentary high?

Obsession is the worst kind of focus, but there is good focus, and that’s even harder to achieve. Good focus is a skill that allows you to see the minor steps that will get you far along the path. It will get you building bridges to cross those chasms of distraction. Well, as I admitted before—I’m no expert on focus. I feel like I’m more of an expert on distraction. Cheers to you who are like me (who are distracted by every bird swiftly winging along, every window with something on the other side, every collection of insects, and every pebble shiny or dull). Cheers and good luck!

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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