I’ve been practicing staying in the moment—not looking too far ahead. Keeping my mind in the right now. It also keeps me on track for my appointments too. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. My day was almost a 100% success. Almost.
I was early to my 8:30, connected perfectly for my 11:00, showed up at 2:00 for a 2:45 virtual tour (okay that was just bad scheduling—I accidentally put in my calendar 2:00 instead of 2:45) and made it to my closing at 3:30 with two minutes to spare. I was so proud of myself, I took the stairs two at a time, to the second floor of my Title Company. Purse over my left should, I was hugging my file and a fragile closing gift. I even chanted in my head stay in the moment…stay in the moment…
Just about to the second floor, my boot caught the step. I watched myself fall forward, verbalizing a whole new set of words. In that split second, I decided that the breakable gift must be preserved, even if it meant limping into the closing room with scraped arms and knees. I landed on my knees and forearms with the gift safely nestled in my chest. Success! “Smitty’s kid” saved the gift.
Now three minutes behind schedule, I composed myself and walked through the door of the closing room. I didn’t talk about my tripping incident because, well, that was no longer my moment. And I was focused on staying in the present.
Here’s the deal, staying in the moment allows me to:
*Enjoy right where I am, for that interval of time.
*Command my day.
*Be present to the ones I’m with.
*Stay on schedule.
*Be a better listener.
*Save the life of a precious, fragile closing gift—even being “Smitty’s kid.”