If you are asked to focus on finding a red bird this week, chances are you’ll find a red bird.
And if you are asked to focus on the cracks on the sidewalk or graffiti on the walls, you’ll find those too.
It’s impossible for our brains to process everything that is going on around us. There is simply too much information. As a result, our brains create shortcuts to conclusions so that we can make sense of the world.
But those shortcuts can get us into trouble. Our biases, prejudices, worldview can get in the way from seeing the world as it really is.
We tend to notice all the bad drivers, but as a result, we ignore all the good ones.
If the story we tell is one full of struggle, suffering and scarcity, then you will only find those things.
On the other hand, if it’s one full of joy and abundance, it’s what you will find too.
The story you tell is the life you live.