when you run a race, you need to focus. you need to win the battle between your mind and your body. if you are not having a leisurely run and you are running to beat a certain time –then you must focus. you cannot look around at all the trees and houses –you cannot look at the spectators –you cannot look and admire the other runners –you must stay focused, you must think only about the run, you must think only about the next mile, you must think only about the bridge, you must think only about the finish, you must think only about the beer at the end. if you want to push your hardest and if you want to make your best effort –you must focus. you must keep your head down and only see the goal at the end –no stopping –keep going –and this precise focus will deliver you to your goal. this is the same for work –keep your head down and keep your focus –then your goal will be reached.