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How’s your attention span these days? Are you finding it easier to be distracted and more difficult to stay focused, present, and in the moment? It’s not just technology that distracts us … it’s laziness and a lack of clarity about intentionally behaving in ways that demonstrate the kind of person we want to strive to be.
Hold yourself accountable for fostering trust, mutual respect, and support in your own teams and between individual team members, and there’s a big chance you’re going to positively impact the well-being of your individual and collective team members … oh, and at the same time, science also tells us, you’ll more than likely get a boost to your own sense of life satisfaction and well-being too.
On a scale of 1 being low and 10 being high, being honest with yourself, how would you rate your clarity and capacity to focus intentionally and mindfully on what really matters in your work and personal life?
When employees report high levels of well-being and life-satisfaction, research shows (see below note), there are many benefits to those employees and to their organizations. Well duh (right?). But have you ever considered just what those benefits for both the individuals and organization might be?
In your personal or business life, it’s all too easy to just mindlessly step into the seemingly gentle but surging stream of accepting we are allowing ourselves and our children to lose contact with the easy-to-access, life-enhancing experiences that cause us to be humankind … kind humans … kindred humans.
The lesson here for you, me and all of us is this: Striving to live a ‘good’ life, and striving to be at our personal best, isn’t easy to do, but it’s our moral duty to give it real crack. Starting with an intention to be kind, to make life better for others in some way … whether at work or in our personal lives, is the foundation for trust-based relationships.