I’m pretty distractible. That might be an understatement. Okay, that is an understatement!
Last night, my wife and I went out for pizza, while we were waiting for our order, she was sharing with me about her day. In the middle her sharing some really interesting stuff, which I wanted to hear about, my brain exploded!
Maybe a minute or two later, she stopped talking, and I jumped in to tell her about my super huge, brain exploding epiphany!
Then I realized she didn’t stop talking because she was finished. She stopped talking because she knew I was no longer present!
My body was there, my eyes were even looking her direction. But Elvis had left the building!
She knows me, loves me. I admitted I’d left the conversation, and asked for a do-over. She then repeated what she’d already shared, and I was attentive and remained engaged in the conversation.
I want to remain present more! I want to remain checked in rather than checking out as I often do. Not just when talking with my wife, but with others as well! I care lot about connecting with people, and I know that’s going to be limited as long as I struggle with this issue of focus.