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Have you ever been told something and it goes in one ear and out the other? No matter how important or useful it was, it literally had no significance or made no sense until a few weeks or months later. We’ve all heard the ‘new car’ example. Someone goes into a dealership and buys a new car and all of a sudden they see that new car everywhere they go.
This is known as the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. Your brain subconsciously thinks, "Hey, that's awesome! I'm going to look for that thing without actually thinking about it." So now that you're looking for it, you find it.
Selective attention also occurs with the way that we learn and retain information.
They say that success is not a destination, it’s a journey. It’s a saying that I’ve heard a lot, but it’s something that I didn’t really understand until I found myself in a situation where this lesson was needed.
Greatness isn’t merely a measure of the heights that people reach, but it’s also a measure of the adversity which they had to overcome in order to get there - the journey.
We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and the question for all of us is how do we overcome this adversity, because our greatness lies in our response to the current situation.
Over the past couple weeks we’ve be working on a project to inject some fun into the home-schooling curriculum and give parents a brief but much deserved rest. We’ll be announcing more on this in the coming weeks. Whether or not we’ll look back at this as our defining moment of greatness is yet to be revealed but it’s part of our journey and therefore it’s part of our success.