Sept 2018 £0 Challenge Part 4: Yellow Car

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TRANSCRIPTION Ever played yellow-car, the art of spotting this rarest of car colours, on a long road-trip, just in time to punch your friend in the arm if you happen to see it first?

If you have, you’ll know that even the rarest of treasures can be found by those who are willing to open their eyes and look.

Yet, after just a 5minute stint of yellow-car, could you tell me how many red cars you passed? How many blue? Probably not. We tend to notice what we focus on and not what we don’t.

During my £0 Challenge, where I decided to let my money run out, as my funds dwindled I was surprised at how many things I was able to find rather than buy, it was just a case of re-tuning my perspective.

How could we use this simple principle to make our dreams reality? Can we really find what we want in life just by thinking about it?

Maybe not always, but it certainly helps. The power of thought is not mysterious - after all, we have to come up with an idea before we can act it out. You have to be able to visualize a yellow car before you can spot it.

The same is true of our dreams, whether they be physical (I wish I had a yellow car) or abstract (I wish I were happy and fulfilled). First you think about it, then you talk about it, then you can’t help but work towards it. You say to all your friends “I’m looking for a yellow car” and you know that somewhere in the world there is yellow-car with your name on it, waiting to be found.

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from Pause For Thought: BBC Radio Devon, released January 30, 2017

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