Learning To Pay Attention In Life

observeObservation is a necessary and valuable skill. It gives you the ability to notice subtle cues in conversation, behavior or environment, and act accordingly. You can quickly size up a situation and act accurately. Also in observing, you learn from the mistakes and successes of others and yourself thus growing in wisdom. Wisdom is every where even in the most unusual of places – your peers, family, friends, nature, mentors, movies, books anywhere, and for you to see it readily, you have to learn to observe. People notice when you are observant and this favorably influences their opinion of you.

There is more to observation than just noticing small details or that something is out of place, although those are important. It is the perception of what you see. It is understanding and doing something with the information you got, and it is a skill that can honed by anyone. The most successful people have a very keen sense of observation. Here are some tips that will help you. It certainly helped me. Enjoy.

  • Care more. It pushes you to notice the little details and do something about them.
  • Practice, practice and practice. Remember practice makes perfect.
  • Let go of the past. Stop dwelling on past failures, accomplishments, tragedies or the “good old days.” Focusing solely on the past stops you from seeing the things happening now.
  • Be alert and present. Look, listen and observe what’s going on presently in your life. Pay attention to the world around you.
  • See things as they are and not how you want them to be.
  • Strive to understand how things work. It will make you more interesting and well rounded.
  • Think about what you see, read and ask questions.
  • Listen to what you feel even if you can’t explain why. If you suddenly feel danger when you’re on your way to your car, chances are your instincts are right. Don’t ignore it because you can’t see the danger.
  • When in doubt ask someone.
  • Remember details of what you observe and do something about it
  • Be self aware. Know your strengths, weaknesses, habits and their triggers. Also know people’s perception about you. But it’s important to not cross the line into being self obsessed.
  • Develop your five senses. Look at nature, smell the flowers, savor your food, listen to good music etc
  • Meditate. Ponder on scripture. Think and look for areas to apply them in your life.

“Be mindful of everything. You never know what you might learn, who you might meet or what might happen.

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Emem Ita

Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

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Emem Ita
About Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

Learn how to turn your knowledge & expertise into income by building online influence. Interested? Simply send an SMS now with your name & email to 08061683126

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