Stop Notifying. Start Noticing.

Stop Notifying. Start Noticing.

Recently I changed e-mail service providers. In setting up all of the features, the notifications banners were turned on to alert me to new e-mail messages, when they arrive. These alerts included pinging bells and a sneak preview of the messages on my phone and tablet– why not share my e-mail with everyone with a line of sight to my devices?! Next thing I knew, my peaceful world was being disrupted more than usual with all of the noise and visual distractions arriving every few minutes. I started to consider how often we’re notified of what’s going on in the world. We’re inundated with banners announcing text messages, phone calls, e-mails, breaking news from the media, “fear of missing out”…

Aim Small. Miss Small.

Aim Small. Miss Small.

Jordan Spieth is the golf world’s current phenom. At age 21, he’s the youngest person to have won both the Masters and the US Open grand slam tournaments in the same year. Heading into the British Open, the third grand slam tournament of the year, Jordan was asked by the media about his mental approach to the game of golf. Jordan described how he dealt with all of the pressure of winning by simply focusing on the task of getting the golf ball from the tee box to the hole on the putting surface. “Aim small. Miss small.” was his answer. Spieth explained that it can be overwhelming to consider the entire hole all at once. He narrows his focus…