Monday, September 24, 2007
When I turn in for the evening, I always reflect on what lesson(s) I might have learned from that days activity. I go through all the people I conversed with, emailed, called - heck, even the guy I talked to through the drive through at Taco Bell (yes, I have a soft spot for Taco Bell)
If I can't think of a lesson that I learned, or find any sort of cognitive treasure from the day's activity, then there's only one conclusion :
I WAS NOT PAYING ATTENTION!
Since the mid 90's, this has been a daily ritual for me. When I fail, I focus doubly hard the following day to ensure that I'm attentive to what's going on around me, how I'm interacting and what the reactions are to my words, posture and overall just being there.
So, what lesson did you learn today?