Try watching this 30 second video if you can. If you can’t, it’s about someone being interviewed for a job but all the interviewer can concentrate on is the stain on his shirt. Are you like this? I know I am. I can be very easily distracted by stuff like this. If I were this man, I’d be the same way.
What if you were taking to someone and a piece of their hair was sticking straight up or someone had a big ol booger in their nose or a glob of sleep in their eye, would you be able to just overlook that or would you focus on that one dumb thing?
I tend to like things even and balanced. If a picture is hanging funny, I tend to focus and concentrate on that. I also really notice things around me and often times find myself not paying attention to someone talking to me if there are a lot of other things going on around me. When it comes to “paying attention,” believe me, I’ve had a lot of teasing because I have a hard time sometimes staying focused with my mind. It’s really only when people are talking to me and I should be listening but there are certain things that take my mind totally off what I should be listening to.
I recover well though. It’s kind of funny but even though I’m not paying 100% attention, I retain everything that’s been said. I think that’s one reason I did my playground job so well. I was able to walk and talk with the kids who just wanted someone to listen to them but I was still able to keep my eyes on the football field or the kick ball game going on or the kids on the playground equipment.
Do things like this happen to you? What do you focus on and does it hamper you in any way?