Are you mindful?
In Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova explains how neurologist Marcus Raichle learned, after decades of examining the brain, that our minds are wired to wander. Whenever our thoughts are suspended between specific, discrete, goal-directed activities, the brain reverts to a so-called baseline, ‘ resting’ state—but don’t let the word fool you, because the brain isn’t at rest at all. What this implies for business leaders is: they need to focus on the present moment, the only one we can really live in, to be truly effective.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha