There are so many things that I love and am interested in. Each year I decide that I am going to focus on this or that and each year I fail. I have come to the conclusion that I am not going to succeed at focusing on one thing. I believe that the multi-faceted set of interests that I have make me who I am. It allows me to be able to sit in an IT conversation and mostly understand what the IT team is talking about, but most importantly it allows me to ask informed question. It allows me to talk and execute learning and development projects. It allows me to take pictures of pretty flowers that look pretty decent. It allowed me the ability to be able to determine how the Learning Content Management System was actually supposed to work and move it into operations. It allows me to manage projects to completion, at least most of the time. 🙂 It allows me to document requirements, create use cases (that was a new interest), and eventually create test scripts. It allowed me the skills to be able to be the President of an ATD (ASTD) chapter. It allowed me the ability to raise a daughter that is a productive member of society.
So do I have 100% focus, NO. Am I a Lifelong Learner, YES! I can’t see going a day without learning something. I learn something from family, friends, co-workers, books, the Internet, the radio, the TV, and more everyday.
Do you have a focus issue?