The Value of Focus

The Value of Focus

Many of us are enamored by the skill and bravery demonstrated throughout the box office smash American Sniper. Most people assume that the biggest challenge for a sniper is hitting a target from a long distance. Although the most difficult moral challenge is in fact pulling the trigger, there are many other mental and physical challenges snipers must overcome.  Stalking and stealthy movement to a target, sometimes hours to days of pure quiet and focus, and the ability to often be alone, are what fail most snipers in training, not their marksmanship.