Mindfulness is now a big trend in people’s busy lives. While I have dabbled with it for years, I am now on a Mindfulness kick. Each day. Every day. I am particularly interested in working on being more mindful throughout each day. Below I have highlighted a quote that is so true. Live your moments.
Rule #4 from my book The Fantastic Life: All of Life is Connected
Take control of your life and the moments that occur. Each decision we make, each activity we participate in, each interaction we have, are all connected to one another. There is always a cause and always an effect. Make the effect of those moments matter.
What’s the one thing about mindfulness you’d like every executive to remember?
It’s going to sound corny, but I believe it fully: Life consists only of moments, nothing more than that. So if you make the moment matter, it all matters. You can be mindful, you can be mindless. You can win, you can lose. The worst case is to be mindless and lose. So when you’re doing anything, be mindful, notice new things, make it meaningful to you, and you’ll prosper.
“What you want is a soft openness—to be attentive to the things you’re doing but not single-minded, because then you’re missing other opportunities.”
Taken from Harvard Business Review, Spotlight Interview with Ellen Langer on Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity.