Have you noticed that when a child gets injured you can distract him or her from the pain by doing something attention-grabbing? This is because our brains have limited processing power.
The hot spots in the images above represent the pieces of neurological real estate that have been identified as responsible for the three main informational-processing bottlenecks in the human brain. One relates to the speed at which we can take in new information, one to the rate at which we can process and store this new information, and the third, known as the psychological refractory period, to our inability to focus on too many things at the same time.
Is there something you want to spend less time focusing on (like obstacles)? Rather than trying not to focus on it, consider choosing something else to focus on instead (like your goals).
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