Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing. – Phil Jackson
In today’s world where multi-tasking is what we do, it is uncommon to find someone who is fully engaged in what they are doing. I admit that I often have the bad habit of doing one thing (or several things) when I am thinking of something else. In fact I have a friend that often tells me to “be in the moment” to which I sometimes reply “I will, as soon as I get an extra moment to be in.”
All kidding aside. I believe that we cheat ourselves when by being in such a rush to get to the next thing. I think that in the hurrying we lose our joy.
The movie click is an example of this. In the movie the main character, a husband and father, is given a remote that allows him to speed up the, what he considers to be unnecessary, parts of his life. So he does, obsessively. Before he knows it he is an old man with no wife and children who dislike him. He wasted his life and the opportunity for building bonds with those he loved because he did not want to be engaged in what he was doing. In the end of the movie he got a do over, lucky him, we do not get such a blessing.
We all have one shot at this life and to get the most from it we have to fully live it.