The other day I was scrolling through LinkedIn, and I came across an HBR article that talked about how people who accomplished the extraordinary did it by seeing opportunities everyone else misses regularly.
A good example is a guy who invented the Velcro. Instead of just shaking off the burrs that stuck to his clothing, he took them under a microscope. What he saw became the basis for the hook-and-loop alternative to the zipper.
As it turns out, here’s a perfect biological explanation of why we miss treasures hidden in plain sight. Our brains are built for efficiency. Neurons stop firing once they have sufficient information about an unchanging stimulus. In other words, our minds pull us away from paying too much attention.
What does this mean? Should we start putting everything under a microscope? No, that would be the opposite of simple. In a world where we can go anywhere, we need a compass. A curious heart telling our mind look deeper over here or inspiring us to learn extra about something over there. Because just like with any skill, the more we use our heart as a compass, the faster we’ll get to the extraordinary locations.
What keeps you away from seeing more treasures hidden in plain sight? How can you trust your heart more?
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you have a specific view of where your relationship should be, but don’t know how to get there?
You are stuck because your mind doesn’t see how you can improve the situation. That’s why you have a hard time taking action. You need someone to show you a new approach that will make transformation simple!
After the Relationship Audit, you will:
1. Understand how your actions are affecting the relationship.
2. Learn how simple skills will turn this relationship into a source of strength.
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