That is the story of my life and there are so many examples they are too numerous to tell…Bob, Bug, and Lynne, don’tchoo go postin’ too many comments!  🙂

Today, I learned that it’s all thanks to my Reticular Activating System which allows me to filter out all the “noise” in my environment and specially tune into something I’m specifically looking for, such as my name being called in a crowd or a smile from a stranger when I’m walking down the street.

We only take in a small portion of what we encounter, organizing it according to what we have been trained to accept.

An Artistic Rendering of Wilbur Wright

The reticular activating system acts like a filter between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. It takes instructions from your conscious mind and passes them on to your subconscious.  One way to take advantage of this wondrous capacity of your brain is to develop a routine for focusing on your goals, daily.

Spend just a few minutes every day reminding yourself what you want and who you want to become and you just might find yourself succeeding in ways you could only dream of.