It surprises me how many of
my thoughts cluster on a particular theme for a period of time. I guess it makes sense because I think and write about things
I notice that catch my interest. And as my focus changes from time to time,
what interests me changes. It is kind of like not being able to get a song out of your head ... only it's about what you focus on.
I heard a good explanation for this at a Tony Robbins seminar this week.
He has an exercise where you open your eyes and look around the room, paying attention to anything that has a bright green color to it.
Try it, look around the room noticing everything you can remember that has green in or on it.
Then close your eyes, and without looking around again, try to remember anything that was red. You probably can remember a lot more green things, than red things.
Tony calls this "reticular activation". But it's just a fancy name for the same reason that if you buy a white Lexus, all of a sudden you see white Lexus cars everywhere you go. The things you focus-on show up more often in your life simply because you notice them more often.
If you're curious, this week, the theme that I'm noticing in my personal, professional and business life is time, speed and pace. Here's a link to that post.