We know our attention is often all over the place. Sometimes being drawn from us by our devices or ads or gregarious people. Sometimes we are seeking attention, too. Maybe it’s to make a point about something or to get some recognition.
It’s different when we are shooting. That’s when we are directing our attention. We are focusing it on getting the shot. That’s when we are doing what our brains are designed to do, to perceive the most pertinent things around us, interpret what we are perceiving, synthesize a response and then take action. It’s fluid and always feel good even if it’s only momentary.
The brain rewards us when we feed it well.