In a popular smart phone game I’ve been playing lately, there is a high speed sequence in which you are flying through the air picking up coins, which occasionally change tracks. You can stay in the same track or do your best to pick up all the coins.
I find that if I focus a little bit ahead – to what the next step will be – I do the best.
If I only look where I am now, I switch lanes too late.
When I focus too far ahead to what’s ahead, I switch too early.
Being aware of where I am, and what the next step will be, sets me up to perform the best. I respond more accurately, and gain more “coins”.
At least in my phone game. 🙂