What are we missing? | Work Series

We see with our minds, and sometimes we miss out on the most obvious in front of us.

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Check this video first before reading further: https://youtu.be/vJG698U2Mvo.

In one famous study, researchers filmed a group of six people—half wearing white and the other half wearing black shirts—passing a basketball to each other. The instructions were simple: “Count how many times the players were wearing white pass the basketball.”

Roughly ten seconds into the film, a person wearing a gorilla costume walks into the frame. It stops in the middle of the players, faces the camera, beats it’s chest and exits out of the frame, while the players continue to pass the ball around it. This isn’t a subtle interruption—the gorilla appears impossible to miss. Yet, half the participants in the study didn’t see it at all. They were so preoccupied with counting the passes that they ignored the gorilla in the room.

In the same way, each of us is preoccupied with the wrong yardstick in our lives. Could the measure of success or fulfillment be blindsiding us to ignore the obvious? 

What are we missing?

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With gratitude, until next week. 



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