What drives or inhibits goal attainment? A real coaching experience!
In a real coaching experience, I realized “Attention” is the key.
According to psychologist and philosopher William James, attention “is the taking possession of the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what may seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thoughts…It implies withdrawal from some things to deal effectively with others.”
Attention is influenced by two processes driving our perception to induce our “Influencing Mindset.”
The two processes are Top-down/ Expectation-driven Attention and Bottom-up/ Stimulus-driven Attention.
Factors are arising from our knowledge and expectations are shaping our processing of the stimulus input.
Effects governed by stimulus itself that shapes the processing of the input.
One can fall into any quadrant, and the goal is of course to work on moving from each quadrant. The coach needs to be skillful in his craft to do this.
This situation is applicable to organizations as well.
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