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Welcome to my blog. musings and observations around leadership, the brain, wellness and other stuff that attracts my attention...

Attention - the currency of change

Attention is one of those conundrums in life: for us to be aware of something we need to pay attention to it, yet we pay attention to so many things that we are unaware of. Combine this with the brain's preference for paying attention the the novel or unusual, and we soon lose any mindful connection with the everyday around us. 

The video below, from Apollo Robbins at TED, gives a great model for understanding the limitation of our attention budget, and uses the concept of this limit to completely befuddle a volunteer from the audience. Watch for the key statements, and for the last question...

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