03-09-18 Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it…
Have you ever heard of the Reticular Activating System (RAS)? If not then now you won't be able to help but hear more about it whether you continue reading below or not...but you should keep reading!
So the RAS takes what you focus on and creates a filter for it. It then sifts through data and presents only the pieces that are important to you.
A common scenario when talking about it is when you decide to buy a new car and set your sights on the exact model and color you want. You think to yourself that you haven't seen very many in green and you buy the green one. As you start adding miles on the odometer and take in that new car smell over the next few weeks you notice that it seems like EVERYONE has just bought the same car and NO ONE bought it in any other color than green. Suddenly, they are everywhere!!!
So I had to deal with some business yesterday at our Board of Realtors and as I'm sitting at the customer service person's station I look up and what do I see?
RAS at work!
I looked around the web and found a few more that I thought were great...starting with where this who pop culture idea of where grit really started from...
Haha...are you on RAS overload yet?
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