Interestingly, at last week’s 43rd World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a panel of experts got together for a discussion called “The Mindful Leader,” where they explored the importance of mindfulness to successful leadership in business.
It’s not particularly surprising that mindfulness is a hot topic now, not only among these leaders but also in business management schools around the world. The truth is that with all of the distractions, doubts, fears, and responsibilities we are constantly encountering, it can be very difficult to be “present” in our daily lives.
It says in the Bible that when the Israelites were in the desert, they were given food one day at a time. The manna fell from the sky every day, so they didn’t have to—indeed; they could not—create a stockpile of food.
One of the messages for us in this story is that “today” is the only day that counts. As a matter of fact, if we really think about it, there is no such thing right now as “tomorrow.”
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