I’ve mentioned my “three times and it’s official” policy before–how many times I have to notice something before I declare it on my radar. But really, anything I take notice of counts.
Maybe I am writing about something, and get an email on the same topic. Maybe I see the same word, phrase or idea repeated within a few minutes. Maybe it’s a theme, or an image that pops up that brings something to my attention.
Getting signaled, I sometimes feel a kind of internal “click” of recognition, a release of tension, or just a sense of knowing. If it’s an especially important realization, I might get goosebumps. I’ve established all this as indications to pay attention.
How do you recognize your signs?