Look, see, notice

There are many great stories about genius musicians playing on street corners, unrecognized.

My takeaway from these stories is that many look, few see and fewer take notice.

There’s a section of those who’re walking who don’t even realize their presence. Many look in that direction but their eyes likely glaze over. A few see that something is going on – maybe they even realize it is something good. But, the choice few dig deeper and take notice.

Great talent scouts learn to notice talent. Great leaders notice leadership and remember to call it out. Happy people learn to notice things they are grateful for.

We can, of course, be all these things. But, first, we must learn to see. And, once we learn to see, we must then learn to take notice.