Ever since I was a young boy I have always had issues with focusing. Going to school in the 70’s and 80’s, there was never any talk about ADD or Ritalin. Instead my parents taught me to use the analog clock to gauge my progress through the school day and I got the natural consequence of poor grades (sometimes) when I was ill prepared. Luckily for me school, with the exception of math, came easily to me and I could wing it better than most could study. Lucky I thought back then, but it set up a life long pattern of winging it instead of fully preparing.