Developing Mindfulness as a Performance Approach:
How Attention to this Moment Can Enhance Future Achievement, Heath and Wellness
Mindfulness in our career, businesses and corporations is becoming essential to advancing. The pressures are growing and it is requiring a game plan that includes durability and endurance. This is not a sprint to the peak it is a marathon and if we have not trained our minds for it we will experience burn out and lose effectiveness at the very point we need to see a kick to get ahead stay ahead and finish.
Mindfulness involves being aware, being and living in this moment, of being acutely aware of one’s thoughts, as well as there internal and external environments. This is a discipline of thought and focus which requires skill and experience to develop fully.
Mindfulness as a concept is being accepted world wide in various areas and environments to improve performance at work and in sports; to improve health and wellness in individuals, teams and companies. While it is gaining world wide recognition as a distinctive strategy to mitigate ETTs (emotional thinking traps) and to enhance performance very few know how to employ an effective approach to see real results.Those who have read my book Success Through Logical Thinking understand my position is to advocate for it as a means of developing success across the continuum of our lives’.
Mindfulness is not a stand alone stratagey for success but it is an important facet. Let’s look at some ways we can lace it into our careers, businesses corporations that is meaningful enough to create a paradigm shift and improve our culture at work or in our business.
ETTs Emotional thinking traps inhibit our progress in our career and in our general growth and development as a person. Logical thinking improves our business acumen, leadership skills and other aspects of a successful well rounded presence.
Enjoying and living in this moment reading your environment is a great rational technique for self actualization. Clear of emotional thinking traps our comprehension assimilation and subsequent action are cleaner and clearer. Here are some basic activities that can get you started in improving mindfulness:
Yoga elements incorporated daily
Prayer and or meditation
Inspiration and motivation
Suspension of labeling or judging events
Large corporations have been adopting these measures but like so many other things i.e… Health and Wellness programs large corporations want to say they offer them but what is put into practice is a facade, a hollow representation of what is needed to make a true impact. Theory and practice are not always aligned, especially when the gains or return on investment is slow. Long terms gains when done correctly are true investments with all winning: the employer who has a healthier (saves on health care costs) workforce; the employee who is healthier and more productive for them self, their family, and employer.
With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that. JonKabat-Zinn
Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention. Dustin Moskovitz
I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion. Ron Reagan
Mindfulness employed in a comprehensive approach can actualize potential and improve success health and wellness. Dr. Frank Layman
Dr. Frank Layman – DFL- #STLTmindset Entrepreneur; Philanthropist; Author; Speaker; Performance Coach; Creative Intelligence Developer;