The other night my wife watched part of a television special on the brain. She said they had the viewer do a fascinating experiment while watching the show. The TV screen was full of small, active, blue dots. Then three larger stationary yellow dots were placed in the center of the screen forming a triangle. The viewer was told to focus their attention on the center of the triangle and on the blue moving dots. Within a very short period of time the yellow dots started to randomly blink and disappear. However, when she shifted her focus off the moving blue dots to specifically look at the yellow ones, the yellow dots were actually still there. They were not really blinking or disappearing. Apparently, because her vision was so busy focusing on the active blue dots, the yellow ones did not register in her brain.
Holly and I have been working on focusing our attention on positive events, attitudes, and activities. There is a lot of discussion these days in the self help and personal empowerment world, on concepts like, "what you focus on expands," or "keep your positive vision in front of you and make your life positive," and "you attract to yourself what you focus on - whether good or bad." I have heard it said that we should focus on a desire, even if it is not a current reality, and that vision can create reality.
When she experienced the experiment in the TV show, she saw a real example of the truth in those statements. Those yellow dots were always there, unchanged yet her mind discarded their image because it was too busy focusing on other things. What are the implications for the real esate market?
What am I focusing on? Are the dots I see in my life, troubles? Am I focused on economic woes and the problems with the economy or the troubles of the world? Are all the blessings and good dots in my life disappearing only because of my lack of acknowledging them?
And, can I choose to re-concentrate and focus on the dots that are all the small incidental wonderful things to experience everyday? The victorious, the possibilities, the joys that make the dots of trouble blink and disappear into the background. It is all a shifting of focus and it makes a big difference!
I think the real estate news has been focused on a small percentage of troubled owner dots. There are many markets that are appreciating. I am going to train my eyes to look at the positive dots (like the $410 million dollars being spent in the next 2 years to create Hollywood East in Southeastern MA!). Yep, dots what I'm doin'.
Happy selling and listing!
Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
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