Chapter 2, Cornerstone: FOCUS of the Spark written by C. Downie
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Ahhh... focusing is the key.... I am not adhd, but in this area of my life I most certainly would qualify as selective adhd, if such a diagnosis existed!!!
I love the beginning of this chapter, and I may read it to my students when we are on our unit about goal setting. It allows one to visualize and truly understand the importance of goal setting. Yeh, I teach about goals, I know about goals and yes mine get all foggy as I live through my busy life. But my problem is exactly what I think the core thought of this chapter is getting to. I set my goals, I set mini goals to my long term goals but I do NOT focus, at all. I know what I want to do, I know I can do it but I allow being overwhelmed to get in my way. Maybe I need to break my goals into teeny tiny goals first... I think my mini goals are not mini enough. Starting from scratch- to the bare minimum you think you can do is where one should start.... it should snow ball into making the teeny tiny goals in to the more mini size ones. AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS -- especially if it allows you to FOCUS longer and increase your chances of staying motivated to stay focused.
This I will be spending time on... maybe make a blog on my spark page about- so it is in writing for all to see. That can be my first teeny tiny goal.. to start exploring this teeny tiny goal thing I need to design.
Good chapter, loved it, related to it and totally useful!