What if our superpower was mastery over time. What if we could make it move faster or slow it down. What would life be like if we could jump decades ahead in time of fall back? These are thought provoking what if questions, however, we need not worry about time travel of controlling time because our technologies are not there YET.
We do wield one power today that is of utmost importance. that is the power to not be distracted from what’s important. Our smart devices are built to be addictive. Pinch, swipe, like, share, like some more. We are all becoming slaves to our pocket computers.
The technology pundits say we will have even more technology to distract us in just a few short years. The forecast is by 2020 there will be 50,000,000,000 things connected to the internet and talking to each other constantly. All of those connected devices will provide a sort of neural network augmenting our intelligence in real time as we surround ourselves with devices capable of reading our elevated blood pressure and dimming the lights, chilling our fav chardonnay and putting some soothing music on. Now in a world where our home is tuned in on our every need isn’t a bad thing is it?
While reading this short post did you stop to look at your watch, smartphone, tablet, desktop, laptop, Alexa? We are already surrounded by technologies all vying for our attention. yes we are distracted and in the future learning to carve out time for ourselves sans technology will grow more important for our productivity at work and civility the rest of the time.
Take a break. Look up from the glow of your technology. Breathe! That’s it breathe. Feel good yes it does. Now again breathe 😉
Becoming a great leader means you are in touch with your very own sense of emotional intelligence (EQ).
Multitasking and being busy 110% of the time does not lend itself to the growth of EQ.
Mindfulness is proven to be the fastest and surest way to increase EQ in humans, and as such mindfulness makes you a much better leader and you get to become an amazing human being too.