I know I shouldn't... occasionally, I am 100% focused and driven and forget to eat/sleep/that I have to pee, etc. when I'm attached to a project.
But I find when I need to study for school my brain takes vacations all the time; I try to do 3 things at once or I can't help but roleplay conversations with friends, etc. in my head while I'm trying to understand something that definitely requires focus. My grades reflect that; the only classes where I'm living up to my true potential are the few with profs I really respect and want to show them I can do well in their class.
I wonder if this is because I was an above-average student when I was younger, but certainly not marks-driven... and I never properly learned to concentrate? That is, I never learned how to focus my attention? And now, in university, it's showing that I got by with "just enough" concentration but it's not working anymore?
I'm still a really solid student but I certainly am not living up to my potential.
ANyone else with concentration issues?