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Life Lessons In Maintaining Focus On The Task At Hand

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Vaughn Bryant (@VaughnDerrick), formerly Chief Program Officer for the Chicago Park District, is now the Executive Director for The Chicago Literacy Alliance. A former Stanford University football player, Vaughn reached the NFL, played in NFL Europe and then served as one of the league's Player Development Managers. He also serves on the Chapter Board for PCA-Chicago and is a licensed marriage and family therapist.

In this video, Vaughn explains the importance of athletes focusing on the task at hand. As a defensive back, he could have a great game, but one small lapse in focus on a single play could cost his team the game. The lessons he learned through football about maintaining focus over the long term now aids him in his career, where it takes a long time to advance the projects he works on in public service and government.