“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” -James Thurber
Here is one of the hardest places for us to be…right here, right now, completely present and fully aware.
Our minds are endless wanderers…constantly reconsidering our past, while contemplating our futures.
To immerse ourselves fully in the present is an incredibly difficult proposition…especially, as leaders.
We have allowed done to serve as the overwhelmer of our here and now…
We mentally give away our present…to entangle ourselves with what we have done and what still needs to be done.
Which is why here is so difficult for us to grasp…and hold onto.
We spend our time trying to hold on to what we had…while reaching for what we want.
And it takes real mindfulness, dedicated intention and attention to keep ourselves from constantly wandering out of the here and now.
Which is why awareness is so important for our modern day leaders.
Awareness controls our mental wanderlust…keeping us engaged and connected to the hear and now.
As well as planting the seeds of…empathy, understanding and compassion.
The more we tune-in to our here and now…the better our opportunities become to create and build deeper connections and relationships.
Which, in the end, is the real essence of leadership and influence.
“Love the moment, and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” -Corita Kent