It seems the world “focus” comes up a lot lately in the media, emails, conversations – basically just about everywhere.

Perhaps it is the Universe’s way of telling me that it is time to pay attention.

Focus, or lack of, seems to be a recurring theme among us Career ADDers. Our thoughts are constantly tripping over themselves, coming at us from all directions and sending conflicting messages.

For those of us with Career ADD, one of the more interesting areas of life are what, where and how we choose to focus our attention. When we are in the “zone,” so to speak, we can focus for perhaps hours and hours on a subject that interests us.

This is a huge clue. We can spend hours and never be distracted. Think of the last time this happened to you, what were you doing?

On the other hand, when we are not in the zone, our mind drifts and all kinds of crazy things can happen that we are not so pleasing, including confusion and perhaps frustration. This, unfortunately, is the state of mind that many of us can stay in for years on the job.

So, it would not be out of the realm of possibility to say that our feelings have a great deal to do with identifying our true career direction.