- Attention is critical to your performance. We shift our attention, constantly, from internal to external. We work within four parameters: broad, narrow, external, and internal. How well do you pay attention? We must look at how our minds operate, because we all have preferred ways of paying attention.
- The three channels of attention. 1. Awareness: This channel is broad and external. Through this channel, we know what’s going on. 2. Analysis: This channel is broad but internal. 2. Action: In this channel, you get things done and get them done right. Everyone has one of these channels that they “prefer” to go to when under pressure.
- Strength becomes a liability. When we are under stress, we stay in our preferred channel too long. Our strength becomes a liability. By way of an example, let’s say you are analytical, but when you feel pressure, you experience paralysis by analysis. You may doubt yourself or experience negative thinking. Analytical is not a bad trait, but when it reaches a point where you doubt yourself, it’s a liability. Be prepared.
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