Focus is about the ability to attend at will. And to do so in the presence of distractors. And focus ends up becoming then a balance of continuous resources against transient resources. Transient resources, things where you’re being alerted or oriented to new stimulus in the environment and sort of vigilant as a sustained attention piece where you’re able to laser like focus and also be flexible enough to pull things out of your mind. Not stay so focused on something in front of you that you can’t think. It’s actually not just more. Performing better is not simply more attention, more focus, it’s about control over these things.
– Andrew Hill
Andrew Hill, PhD. Dr. Hill is the Founding Director of Peak Brain Institute and the lead neurotherapist at the flagship Peak Brain Institute location in Los Angeles.