Richness – notice what matters most

Written by Stuart Haden on March 20, 2019

3 down (selflessness, timelessness and effortlessness) 1 to go and it’s less of a mouthful – richness. This time it’s not a lack of self, time or effort that dominates. It’s an increase in value. Intrinsic and extrinsic reward. Now you notice the pay off. You notice more of what’s around you. More of what matters to you. Optimal performance and its dividends. More P than L on the sheet at the end of year.

Richness is vivid, detailed and universal. Revealing and remembering. The feeling of ‘having been here before.’ The feeling of wanting to re-enter this state. The information that we receive is novel and intense. We have to take note, too much truth not to. A physical response maybe, heart rate increases, tighten focus, sit up, stand up and take action.

The information has always been there, no longer tuned out – it now computes. We can’t ignore it this time. Kotler and Wheal observe, “All these changes knock out filters we normally apply to incoming data, giving us access to a fresh perspectives and more potential combinations of ideas.” A sideways leap. Our bandwidth increases

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Chartres. This posting was inspired by Stealing Fire, Chapter 2: why it matters