For a lot of the summer, it seemed there were bugs everywhere. Which meant spiders began to show up everywhere too. And as I tried to take pictures of these quarter sized creatures that were strung across trails, plants and trees, I couldn’t get my iPhone to focus on them. I’d get up really close and zoom in. I’d tap the screen to show where to focus. I even watched YouTube tutorials. And try as I might, all I have are a series of blurs with beautifully focused foliage in the background.
Sometimes, try as we might, we aren’t able to focus on what is right in front of us. The things behind it pull focus because that small item seems overwhelmed by the breadth of the background.
That’s the challenge for leaders. Staying focused on the things that matter. And not getting distracted by all the little things going on in the background.
How are you making sure you focus on the things that matter?