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Fact: We get what your brains are focused on. Nothing more and sometimes much less.
That statement is especially true when it comes to news and politics. If you’re more liberal and you watch MSNBC all the time, you’re not getting the other side of the story. (The same is true if you’re conservative and only watch FOX News.)
In life, whatever we focus our minds on is what we are going to find. I firmly believe that having a clear vision for what you want is paramount, but you need to have moments of freedom.
Those random moments of mental freedom allows your brain and your constant thoughts to cease, and impossible to enter.
Look at the image below:
Now look at it again:
Did you see the gorilla? Probably not. And you’re no different than 83% of radiologists. Why didn’t the experts see it?
Because they weren’t looking for it.
When I lead team building workshops, that lesson is something I drive home in how I give directions and it is a lesson for leaders:
The less you direct in black and white terms,
the more freedom your team has to discover new and great things.
The same is true in life:
The less you focus on one tiny thing, or the end goal,
the more likely you are to find amazing opportunities
and experiences along the way.