Take a look around where you’re sitting and find five things that have blue in them.
Go ahead and do it.
With a “blue” mindset, you’ll find that blue jumps out at you: a blue book on the table, a blue pillow on the couch, blue in the painting on the wall, and so on. Similarly, whenever you learn a new word, you hear it six times in the next two days. In like fashion, you’ve probably noticed that after you buy a new car, you promptly see that make of car everywhere. That’s because people find what they are looking for. If you’re looking for conspiracies, you’ll find them. If you’re looking for examples of people’s good works, you’ll find that too.
It’s all a matter of setting your mental channel.
- Roger von Oech