“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein
Have you seen all the Albert Einstein quotes lately? I’m not sure who started sharing them on Facebook, but now I cannot get enough. Could it really be possible to not think about the future? And if we didn’t, would we be so much more present and focused in the moment that we’d actually be more productive?
In the grand scheme of things, we are always doing something to prepare for the future, right? “I must beat this deadline so my boss can review the report before we meet with the board next week.” Or, “These offer letters must be done today so the candidate has everything they need to start in orientation on Monday.” And yes, “I need to pick up all my voicemails and clear out my inbox so my colleagues are up to date before I leave on vacation.” You will never avoid preparing for the future. But here are a few ideas for being present when you are tackling your day, and not getting frazzled by the looming future.
If you find that none of these tips help, or maybe your current position is never going to allow you to focus on what really is important, reach out to Purple Ink. We’d love to help you find your strengths and a job that fits. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you were so focused at work, you found the future just came…before you even had time to worry about it?