The RETICULAR Activating System (RAS) is a bundle of nerves at our brainstem that filters information so that what is important to us becomes salient.
The RAS takes what you focus on & creates a filter for it. It then sifts through data & presents only the pieces that are important to you.
The RAS also seeks information that validates your beliefs. It filters the world through the parameters you give it, and your beliefs shape those parameters.
If you think you are bad at giving speeches, you probably will be. The RAS acts like The Laws Of Attraction. It helps you see what you expect to see & in doing so influences your actions.
You can train your RAS by “setting your intent” ie if you focus hard on your goals, your RAS will reveal the people, information & opportunities that help you achieve them.
Create a mental movie in your head of how you picture your goal ideally turning out in the future. Notice the sounds, conversations, visuals & details of the mental movie. Replay it often in your head.