One of the greatest problem visionaries and would-be visionaries have is focus. It’s not just that they can’t or won’t focus on the one thing, or the right things. They also don’t understand their own inner focus and how to make use of it to unleash their truest, boldest, and best vision on the world.
The truth is there are really only two kinds of focus, at least when it comes to our own personal way of dealing with the world around us: promotion focus and prevention focus. Now, we might have some aspects of both, but most of us have a dominant focus that tends to direct us. Heidi Grant Halvorson writes of this in her book Focus: Using Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence, and I’d have to agree with her. I took her Focus Assessment some time ago, and, not surprisingly, found that I’m promotion focused. This might explain why people don’t get far with me by threatening me 😉
Now, whether you’re promotion focused or prevention focused, once you understand which type dominates your thinking, you can tailor your decisions to maximize your motivation, sharpen your focus on your vision, and gain a whole new level of clarity for your purpose. I encourage you to visit the link below and try Heidi’s Focus assessment.