I used to tell my daughter “Pay attention there is a game in progress” . Most of the time she would either not comment or smile and go on about whatever she was doing. One day she finally said, “ I have no idea what “Pay attention there is a game in progress” means. I proceeded to explain that it merely means that you need to be both physically and mentally present in whatever you are doing. I believe the origin of this statement came from a coach of a little league team. Anyone that has ever watched a little league or for that matter any sporting event that involved young children would understand the statement.
In the busy world that we live in today of too many things to do, incoming text/email messages vibrating , cell phones ringing, Ipads chiming and numerous other distractions it becomes almost impossible to pay attention to whatever you supposed to be doing. All of these things are supposed to help us be more productive and help us “multi-task” to get all of the things we needed to get done, but often that is not the case. Often the result of all of these distractions is that tasks kind of get done, communication is just ok, and frustration.
Instead, imagine how much more we could get done or how much more productive conversations would be it we were truly present and free of the distractions. If we shut off all of the chimes, bells, vibrations, music, etc. that are emitted from our electronic devices and we were both physically and mentally present, the results would be amazing. The “game is in progress” whether it is at home, work, or civic and you will enjoy it a lot more if you “pay attention”.
Find something amazing today. It’s out there and it’s just waiting for you to pay some attention to it.
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