The dimension of Focus is about how well the individual practices their attention, discipline, and single-mindedness in the accomplishment of their goal.


The purpose of defining the dimension of focus specifically is so that people can evaluate their skill of focus accurately and consistently with others. Having varying definitions of focus will mean that people may either be evaluating different things, or the scorings may vary depending on their own personal definitions.

Detailed Design

Nightmare scenarios

The nightmare scenarios below provide different situations where the individual fail to practice the skill of focus.

Case 1: Overwhelmed students

Scenario: Getting insecure about other's mastery, or fearing to make mistakes, or disappointing others

Case 2: Feeling pressured to be passionate

Scenario: The student does not love what they do, and feels the pressure to be as passionate as their peers in the field

Case 3: Reactive, non-planning mindset

Scenario: They don't use their writings to focus their attention, thus resulting to just being reactive to their circumstances and situation.

Case 4: Lack of or denial of one's goal

Scenario: Due to scarcity, fear, or ignorance, a student does not dream of what mountain to accomplish.


Balance: Inhale, and exhale

Part of doing focused work is also learning to accept the down-time, or resting. The practice of focus does not mean that these important aspects of sustainable focus are regarded as unimportant or unnecessary.

Balance: Holistic health

Maintaining focus is the easiest when you are in the best shape, in all aspects of your life. Part of practicing focus is being responsible for yourself, your physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. By being responsible for yourself, your family, your friends, your work, you can learn to shift your focus in and out of these different aspects of your life.

Pausing your attention on work does not mean that you are unfocused. You can be focused even as you switch between the different aspects of your life.


Why should we not do this? Please consider:

  • implementation cost, both in term of size and complexity

  • whether the proposed feature can be implemented in user space

  • integration of this feature with other existing and planned features

  • cost of migrating (is it a breaking change?)

There are tradeoffs to choosing any path. Attempt to identify them here.


What other designs have been considered? What is the impact of not doing this?

Unresolved questions

  • To recommend unresolved questions, please

Future possibilities

Think about what the natural extension and evolution of your proposal would be and how it would affect the project as a whole in a holistic way. Try to use this section as a tool to more fully consider all possible interactions with the project in your proposal. Also consider how this all fits into the roadmap for the project and of the relevant team.

This is also a good place to "dump ideas", if they are out of scope for the RFC you are writing but otherwise related.

If you have tried and cannot think of any future possibilities, you may simply state that you cannot think of anything.

Note that having something written down in the future-possibilities section is not a reason to accept the current or a future RFC; such notes should be in the section on motivation or rationale in this or subsequent RFCs. The section merely provides additional information.

Finishing drafting the RFC? Do not merge the change request, but submit it for review.

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