Let’s say you are planning to purchase a black car. Then, did you start seeing most black cars on the road? May be someone you know had particular health issue. Then, did you hear more of such cases through some people or news?. What about when you are very happy? Most probably you will encounter happy events and people. Vice versa is also true !!. I am sure you have encountered some similar experiences in your life.
Here is what goes behind the scenes…
Right now, your brain is focused on reading this blog. Take few seconds and just pay attention to your surroundings. There may be some sounds, objects and different thoughts going on around you. At any given point of time there is an infinite number of information going on around us. But your brain picks up what you are interested/focused on. There is a part of our brain called RAS (Reticular Activating System), which is responsible for goal seeking mechanism. What this means is whatever goal you set your RAS stars working towards it. RAS does not cater or have intelligence to differentiate between good vs bad. It simply starts focus on and get it for you.
In a different terminology, you call this as “Law Of Attraction” or “What you wish what you get”. In the Indian mythological world – “Devatas bless you whatever you wish for”. I am not sure if Devatas bless you are not but definitely your RAS will bless you. In the scientific terminology, you can link this to “Quantum Physics”.
The real reason why you need “Goals” is simply to help your RAS to achieve them for you. Without which it cannot target and it will pass the millions of information without any filter and you will get distracted!!.