Isn’t this a neat shot? It was taken from inside a castle in Napa, CA. These small openings allowed defenders to attack intruders while minimizing their own exposure. This design has its strengths, but I think whoever was peeking out might have been vulnerable to enemies approaching from just outside of his line of vision.
Focus is a wonderful thing. It helps us stay on track and get things done. We talk about focus a lot when discussing productivity. However, focus can sometimes work against us. When we are hyper-focused on achieving a solitary goal, we risk losing our perspective. For example, we may spend the whole day obsessing about what number will be on the scale in the morning. Resolutions are wonderful, but they shouldn’t take over our lives. Meaningful change takes place when we integrate a positive initiative into the rhythm of our lives.
If you are finding that all of your time, energy or thought is being spent on only one objective, it may be time to step back and look around. Take a day off of working on your goal, or temporarily shift your focus to something completely unrelated. Remember that you are pursuing this endeavor to improve your life, not hijack it. The end is important, but the journey is as well.