When I start brushing my teeth while I am in the shower, it is a clue that I am overextended.~Lolly
Aren’t we funny? We believe that we are “saving time” when we crowd necessary activities in on top of each other. We nurse the illusion that “efficiency” is being able to do several tasks at the same time while attending to none of them. We rob ourselves of the awareness of what we are doing while trying to find ways to do more.
Ironically, in our attempt to overlap activities and accomplish as much as we can in a little time as possible, we increase the stress we feel, which results in our being less efficient and making more mistakes.
But…..do we even stop to look at the results of our rushing and overlapping? No!! We plunge on, trusting our preconceived notions about what is efficient and what is not!
Now you have to admit….that is funny!
Staying present in the moment, allows you to return to yourself so that your innate power emerges for taking on the artful orchestration of your life in all its complexity and responsibilities.
Today and everyday: Give yourself a present of being present.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.
08. Oct, 2009
I so totally agree. I have to laugh when I see people deciding on what’s the next horse to bet one while in the middle of a poker tournament.
08. Oct, 2009
I swear this is a true story!
About 6 months ago I was at the gym and there was a guy in front of me on an upright bike.
He had an iPod , the TV on and he was reading a book.
Guess what the book was?
Go on, guess.
I’m not kidding.
The Power of Now!
I was nearly crying with laughter on the cross trainer. I was dying to say something, but didn’t to my chagrin.