The more you put yourself in a position where opportunities are likely to occur, the more likely you are to spot them. A wider range of experiences and engagements with your world ‘primes’ your brain to identify new possibilities. We have developed a whole range of sayings to support this, such as ‘The early bird catches the worm’ and ‘Fortune favours the brave’.

What is likely to happen is that your brain enjoys the stimulus of the initial experience and is therefore more highly tuned into the same or similar stimulus if it occurs again.

These stimuli can happen by accident and sometimes when we least expect them. You may find that you enjoy a night out more when you were resistant to the idea of going out in the first place (‘A pleasant ...

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