If you want to achieve more in any area of your life, it always starts with this.
I’m going to share with you a secret that can give you a real advantage when it comes to the accomplishment of your goals, not only accomplishing more of what you want to accomplish, but enjoying the process a lot more.
We live in a time right now where there’s a lot of emphasis on intelligence and learning and accumulating more facts and knowing more and being more and being better. And that’s cool, that’s all natural and healthy, and that’s fun.
But I’m what talking about goes a lot deeper than that actually, and what I’m talking about is true presence.
Think about when you’re in a conversation with somebody and you really get the sense that there’s no place else they’d rather be than right there with you. You can tell that their mind isn’t wandering somewhere else. They’re right there with you.
And just notice how that feels, when you’re in a conversation with somebody who doesn’t try and get in their own agenda. It’s not like they are waiting for you to finish talking so that they can tell you what they really want to tell you. Doesn’t that just feel good when you’re with somebody who’s actually present?
Well, this is something that you do as well when you’re present with somebody, when you’re just there, not waiting for them to finish so you can get in your information, not wishing that you were somewhere else, but truly present.
Instead of being on your phone or talking to somebody else, you’re just actually there with that person. Relaxed, comfortable in your own skin, nothing to hide, nothing to prove.
There’s a certain energy to that, and this energy is very powerful. In fact, as you explore this space of presence with yourself and with another what actually occurs is a vacuum of judgment, and this is when people really begin to open up.
They begin to feel more of themselves, and they begin to feel more of their own essence. They start to feel more of their own thoughts, and this can be incredibly transformative.
Now, for most of us, this is like emotional oxygen, to just sit with someone or be in a conversation with somebody who’s truly present. This is a very rare experience, and because it’s so rare, it’s also incredibly valuable.
So regardless of what your relationship with this person might be, whether it’s a personal relationship or a professional relationship, or maybe just a stranger that you find yourself having a conversation over a transaction.
The power of presence is an incredibly attractive advantage, and I don’t mean that as a competitive thing. You just stand out, and you become unforgettable, and the best part is you get to feel more of yourself and you start to feel more like yourself, and this energy of nothing to hide and nothing to prove can change your whole life.
And this power’s available to you right now. It’s available to you in every conversation. All it takes is a simple choice.
So why not allow yourself to practice being present and just see what shows up.