18 thoughts on “#018 NOTICE

  1. Noticing others: One of the best opportunities to notice is during conversation. If I wait an extra few seconds before I put in my contribution and really concentrate on what is being said, then I hear more, and another beneficial effect is that my colleague feels heard and validated.
    Noticing myself: I can also listen to my own thoughts and avoid immediate reflex reactions to provocative situations. Noticing my internal reactions, labelling and acknowledging them, but waiting to get more information allows me to respond in a more constructive and adaptive way.

  2. My busy-ness leads to disorganization, frantically attempting to complete tasks. I need to notice this happening. I also need to notice, I need to notice.

  3. I need to notice carefully all of what I can find on X10 Thinking Bridge which I should form to take me to a BVS

  4. To deliberate turn your attention to notice something is difficult. It is unnatural. Today, in an office seminar, I deliberately noticed other co-workers which I don’t usually pay much attention to. I was noticing their ideas, their reactions. Usually, I let my external environment determine which object or part I want to give notice to. But today I experimented on diverting my attention. Today, it was deliberately noticing other people, perhaps tomorrow I can turn my attention to the work of other teams.

  5. Following a conversation earlier today, I noticed that we often use words we don’t mean or misinterpret. Sometimes, out of laziness, sometimes, out of expediency and, at times, it’s because we think that what we say matters little. Every word matters however. Every word reverberates in our minds, in the others’ minds, and leave an imprint that can last forever. I also noticed we’re not very aware of the later.

  6. To reiterate the lesson, I’m a strong believer of fortune favours the prepared. I often describe my travel through life so far as “luck”, “falling into things” and “being in the right place at the right time”, but truthfully, I belle it has been the fact that when each opportunity arrives I have been prepared.

    The other day I noticed the benefit of being prepared in advance. I had a busy colleague ask if I had time (immediately) to discuss a complicated matter (which we had been meaning to make a time to discuss). If I hadn’t been prepared the meeting would have taken place days or weeks later. Instead, it was able to occur on the spot and a resolution reached.

    I do however need to begin noticing my “starts”, and potentially tracking them in the future. I believe this will increase my motivation to start in the future.

  7. That’s an excellent experiment you did yesterday, Raj. Deliberately taking the 5-minute breaks in order to see what happens. This is how you can get value from the DFQs: by doing little experiments each day. Bravo!

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