Fifteen-plus years ago I started working professionally as a Forrest Gump impersonator/look-alike/tribute artist. I’ve used the expression ‘gump-like’ thousands of times to describe a person, one of their attributes, or to define an interaction that occurred between myself and another.
Forrest Gump had many admirable and notable character traits. One of those traits was Forrest’s ability to concentrate. Being gump-like is being focused. Being gump-like strategically uses single tasking to get things done. Being gump-like uses the ability to focus – and not get distracted – as a way to accomplish long-term goals.
Gump-like is using your skill of concentration.