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Focus: Movies, Spouse And More
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Focus: Movies, Spouse And More

Focus. It's a strange word!

I know I think about focus every time I don't have my reading glasses on and try to focus on the words staring back at me from the page. Without my glasses on, words and pictures are fuzzy and hard to determine what they are. Before I finally succumbed to wearing reading glasses, I struggled to see clearly. I even avoided reading because of the headaches that would accompany any reading I did. This was not the life I wanted to live!

As my wife and I were watching a movie last night, I began to think about this word focus because of the conversation we began to have. Well she began the conversation way before I even knew we were having any sort of communication going on between us. I was engrossed in the movie that she insisted on for our 'date night'.

She began the conversation by asking me a question, but I was too much into the movie to even acknowledge her. She then answered her own question and then began to be perturbed. Silence ensued.

It was too quiet! I noticed too late that she had said something to me. I asked her what was wrong and she replied that I never listen to her.

I couldn't help but say the usual that "I had a one-track mind and could only focus on one thing at a time!" Which is true by the way.

This got me to thinking about focus and what implications it has in our lives. I know when I get going on some task, I want to focus my energies to complete those tasks.

Watching a good movie, cleaning out the barn, writing an article and many other tasks that I set out to do. The only thing to remember with me is that I need to focus on that one particular thing in order to get it done and then move on to the next.

My wife, on the other hand has the ability to multi-task. An ability I missed out on, somehow. My good wife can read a book, watch a movie, and hold a conversation with her handsome husband, all at the same time. She must have one of those special minds that have multiple channel inputs.

I, on the other hand, have trouble with having the radio on and trying to hold a conversation with my beautiful wife.

The ability to focus on more than one thing at a time is a great talent. One that this ole cowboy wishes he could learn.

I have to go check to see if my wife talked to me while I was writing this article!

Just a thought or two from this ole cowboy.


Street Talk

Amen! What a spot on article. My wife and I are just the opposite of you two. Good to know we have company, lol

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  about 9 years ago

Well it is said that opposites attract! My wife and I are opposites in many ways! Male/Female being the first and foremost! LOL

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  about 9 years ago
Joan S  

Here's another problem. How to you keep from daydreaming? My mind wanders while watching movies and sometimes during a conversation. Have to really work at it. Not so sure multi-tasking is a good idea. I think the ability to focus on one thing at a time is better. Each task should get your undivided attention. You'll do a better job. Thought provoking article McK.

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  about 9 years ago

Oh you got to make time for daydreaming too! Just not while focused in on a certain task!, right? You are always making me think. Daydreams are like mini vacations for me! I get to travel to far away places and do extravagant things! Speaking of that Italy would fun to visit. Give me a minute... Oh yeah! Awesome!

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  about 9 years ago

In general I am the same way when tackling a project I concentrate on getting it down then move on...I feel the project gets my full attention...now when listening to what the wife is saying I believe they call that selective listening...:) nice read McK

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  about 9 years ago

Yup! Selective listening a good way to put it! I am going to use that one! Thanks, Tim, Great comment!

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  about 9 years ago

The key to keeping focused for me is don't get distracted by shiny things. It is easy to run of track you make some really good points here

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  about 9 years ago

Those dang shiny things are such a distraction! I always lose my focus when I don't have my blinders on! Thanks for reading and for your insights, Gayle!

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  about 9 years ago

Focus is difficult for some of us. I think that I was fortunate to be born prior to the ADD era. I say fortunate because being medicated to function as society dictated was not part of my childhood. It can still be a challenge and I have inadvertently hurt feelings because people felt that I was ignoring them. I have to make a conscious decision on where I am placing my focus or at least prioritize my focus. In your situation with the wife and the movie, I may have missed parts of the movie but if the goal was quality time with your wife I would have prioritized my focus prior to the movie. Seems complicated, but the ones we love are well worth it and will appreciate our effort. Thanks for the article. I enjoyed it!

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  about 9 years ago

Does seem a bit complicated, but I and my wife have come to enjoy each others' differences. Its fun to see how well she multitasks and how bad at it I am! LOL I think the challenge comes in when two people don't talk about things like this. Makes for a rocky relationship. I am lucky to have found a woman that accepts me for who I am. It makes all the difference in the world. We are different in many ways, but we have learned to focus on having fun as we go. I am so glad you enjoyed the article! I appreciate your input...it's worth it's weight in gold.

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  about 9 years ago

I know what you mean, Mck...but you know women they want man pay attention to them right away (maybe because of their multitask.).. when things comes to her mind they want to say it the moment she thinks something.. .we feel bad when man not paying attention...good post!

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  about 9 years ago

Yup! We have experienced that many times! You seem to have a good grasp on these things! Where were you when we used to haggle over this! LOL Thanks for your comments and for reading my articles. You are Divine!

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  about 9 years ago

You're welcome I always had an experienced to that too..before and..until now. Mck. Another tips for having good relationship as husband and wives I think priority! Thanks, Mck!

  
  about 9 years ago

Wow my Cowboy friend, has your wife two husbands that she has one handsome one and you...? Sorry couldn't resist that one.. women are funny like that, they can watch a movie and talk to you about some thing totally different.. I've tried to catch mine out, paused the movie and asked her to tell me whats going on in the movie... she will sit there and tell me who said what and to whom... and because shes been talking so much I can't even say if she's right or not... cause I haven't heard a word... Sounds like they were all made from the same mold... well your's and mine in any case...

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Rob.. the wife here. I tell Mck he is my handsome hubby... Just do not let him know about my other hubby... Hehe. I get away with this cause they are one in the same. Mck is a Gemini... Lol

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Mck's wife... this is Rob's wife.. I've just smacked him around the ear for making comments like that...

  
  about 9 years ago

My wife telling you my secrets? Lol Looks like she made it here before I did! Yup she does have two husbands, one wears a cowboy hat and the other wears reading glasses! I wonder if this sort of thing is a male issue (focus on one thing at a time) or is it just a curse for us handsome blokes?

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  about 9 years ago

Curse of us handsome blokes... got to be careful what I say... she might come and look again..

  
  about 9 years ago
Kael  

I liked your article a lot McK! I guess I have a one-track mind too... and like yourself, it has lead me into trouble with my wife lol Glad to know I'm not the only one! Thanks for sharing.

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  about 9 years ago

Oh you are very welcome! I think most fellas struggle with the one track mind thing. It's a curse (when woman needs attention) and a blessing (when we as the man make the wife our only focus of attention). Thanks for the read and the great comment, Kael!

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  about 9 years ago
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