I’ve always wanted a Jeep Wrangler. Something about the look, history and ruggedness of a Jeep made me a fan. Years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase a car, so naturally a Jeep was the first thing that popped into my head. And then – what felt like all of a sudden – I would see Jeeps EVERYWHERE! Anywhere I looked, there was a Jeep rolling by.
Actually, you can do this today too. Go out and see how many white cars you can spot today.
What we focus on dramatically increases our awareness of that foci.
This is called the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
The question is, how do we take advantage of this?
Opportunity presents itself to everyone. The problem is not everyone notices it when it does. Opportunity is noticeable when we allow ourselves to intentionally focus on it occurring. We are more likely to see an opportunity if our attention is looking for it and therefore we are able to ACT on it. We can use this type of attention many ways A new job. Relationships. A dream-come-true, insights.
Will this phenomenon help us win the lottery? I think not.
However, intentional focus creates openings for us to be more in tune to the opportunities around us.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh W.