Ironically, the more thoughts we cram into our brains, the more mindless and less effective we become.
— Debbie Woodbury
Good afternoon, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have started the week with energy and excitement.
I recently was made aware of the biological inability of the human brain to “multitask”. It was a fun game to play, but it revealed that the brain can only focus on one thing at a time. The same truth exists with the eyes. Did you know that our eyes do not actually scan? Eyes can only focus on one specific point, and when we move our eyes across a span we are creating discrete points of focus, more akin to eating bites of food, not drinking water. So when we fill our brains with more and more and more, we are actually becoming less and less effective holding all those balls in motion, juggling as we go. If you want to be effective, practice focus, and learn that the more you focus the more effective you become. I see and hear this truth in sports all the time. Basketball coaches tell their players to think less and do more. Golfers learn that the best shots come from relaxed bodies and arms. And preachers like me learn that the best sermons come from the overflow of preparation, not the repetition of it. How can you relax into the success you desire? What minutia and excess is blurring your focus on success? How much ballast can you shed to achieve success? I’ll bet you have a dream of success already in your mind. Get focused on it, and I know you can make it happen! Have a wonderful week.