Correcting Our Focus

Whenever something bad happens, we tend to focus all our attention on that issue: the thing we overlooked, the deadline we missed, the statement that we never should have made.

While those things are important, we’d be much better served by looking back at the multitude of decisions we made before that fateful moment, that led us down the trail of ruin. Why weren’t we paying more attention to the job that we were doing? Why aren’t we organized enough to have set reminders about that deadline? Why haven’t we invested the time and effort in becoming a better communicator?

We tend to focus only on the exact moments when we make a mistake. Maybe we should be focusing on all those other moments in our lives that provided the opening for our error.


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