I am super excited about the growing list of people doing the 2,012 gratitude list in 2012. Last week in a board meeting, I had a CEO share that he was joining in on the challenge. At his family planning retreat it was brought to his attention that he does not live in the present. Being the amazing go-getter that he is, his action step is gratitude and it’s the right choice.
Gratitude and The Now
Gratitude keeps you in the here and now. It has you reflect on what is happening all around you in the present moment. Most leaders have vision for the future and have a natural ability to see ahead. This trips them up about what is going on today. Having a daily routine to keep you in the present is one of the most powerful things you can do. A tool we have put in place to assist our leaders and gratitude folks is the quote of the day.
Reflection Time is Key
It is my hope that a simple quote will stop your brain and have you reflect. Pausing in your day to remember what’s most important and to write down something you are grateful for. Then each week take time to plan your week. Did you read Week #21 of Clarity: Focusing on What Matters? The title says it all -”Jumping Off the Hamster Wheel”. Clarity is designed to give you a weekly inspiration to help you prepare for your week. Then once a month, find a half day or full day to get away and examine where you are and where you are headed.
Only Live 2012 Once
You only get to live this day today. Being present is a gift you give the key people in your life and yourself. What can you do today to stay present and enjoy the here and now?
Please share how you stay present and focused on a daily or weekly basis.