Try the exercise in this video. Then when you are done, read below.

How was it for you watching this video? Most people who watch this do not notice the gorilla in the middle of the room. They are focused on counting and end up missing it.

How many times have you missed seeing something that was very obviously in front of you? What do you think gets in your way when you miss something obvious? Do you have a hard time focusing on the present and miss things around you? Or could it be that you’re distracted by your own thoughts and you miss something apparent? When you find yourself getting lost in thought or unable to focus on the present, just think of this video and begin to wonder what gorilla might you be missing?!