“If you can’t stand solitude, perhaps others find you boring as well” (Great Work quote)
If you can’t stand solitude, perhaps others
find you boring as well.
~ Mark Twain
For me at least, the evidence is getting increasingly hard to avoid: meditation is a powerful leadership tool. Tony Schwartz, Eric Klein, Kevin Cashman and a bunch of other smart people all point to the power of meditation to help bring focus, intention and self-wisdom to the work we do.
But gosh it’s hard. I’m trying 15 minutes most mornings, and I spend my time entangled in my monkey brain, gibbering nonsense and leaping from thought to thought, forgetting entirely to keep coming back to my breath.
And then, occasionally, I remember that everyone finds it difficult and that sticking with it and coming back to the breath when you remember is the point of the exercise in the first place.