Here’s an experiment for you. What I want you to do right here right now is to look around the room that you’re currently in or the space that you’re currently in and I want you to notice everything that you can that’s blue.
Do it right now. I want you to look around the room that you are in and notice as many things as you can that are blue.
How many red things did you see?
So what’s the point in this experiment?
Well the point of this experiment is that what you focus on expands.
What you focus on, you will find more of, so when you’re looking around the room and you’re looking for blue things, the blue things are going pop out at you and everything else will fade into the background.
Why is this important?
Well, it’s really important if you are trying to achieve a goal because if you’re not focused on your goal then you can become distracted by all the other colors.
When you stay focused on your goal then you will pick up all the things that are going to help you to reach that ultimate eventuality.
It’s really cool to know this stuff.
Rocks in the road
I remember when I was learning to ride a motorcycle my instructor saying to me,
“Eyes up, look where you want to go. Eyes up, look where you want to go.”
That advice saved my life on a number of occasions. When you are learning to ride a motorcycle, every so often your eyes drift to that rock you see on the road and you start looking at the rock and you know what happens? You ride your motorcycle into the rock and then fall off your bike. Because you’re focused on the rock, you’re being drawn towards it. Target fixation.
But if you keep your eyes up and look where you want to go, you will just guide the bike around the obstacle and you’ll keep going on to your destination.
Now goals are exactly the same. When you stay focused on your goal then you will notice less the problems that you’re going to come up against and you start to elegantly find ways around those metaphorical boulders in your road.
So remember, what you focus on expands….