We have all heard it in the movies or seen it before somewhere: the boisterous coach shouting at the slackening athlete “Focus, damn it! Focus or we lose!”

The scene in the movie “Jerry Maguire” where athlete Rod Tidwell (played by Cuba Gooding) demands repeatedly that Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) “Show me the money!” is an example of focused attention gleaning a desired outcome. We know focus is vital in achieving anything worthwhile, but this is especially true…