This became apparent to me many years ago and since then I committed to always looking the other person squarely in the eyes, even if they weren’t’ looking at me. I tried to see what the rush was and why this happened. I realized that it wasn’t meant to be rude, rather it appeared to be an effort to get through everyone that they were always looking for the next person before they were done with the one in front of them. The focus was always on what’s next instead of what’s now.
If you’re spending your career and your life always looking at what’s next rather than what’s now, you’re going to miss a whole lot of cool opportunities for growth and development. You’re going to miss the exact thing you were looking forward to because you’re in such a hurry to get to the next thing. Then you wonder what happened to the month, the year, and the decade. How did time fly by so fast? It flew by becasue you didn’t shake what was directly in front of you.
When you shake hands, look the other person in the eye. When you build your business and career, stay focused on the task at hand. When you live your life, be in the moment and enjoy what you had already been looking forward to.
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