are we really thinking?

Are we really thinking? Are we doing any real deep thinking?

I too often find myself “too busy” to think deeply or I am too easily distracted. As someone on the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation, I am pre-Internet and have always enjoyed reading and reading deeply and then reflecting on that reading. I have now found that my heavy use of the internet and the use of social media has shortened my attention span. I am actively working to change that corrosive habit.

It makes me wonder how often we, as leaders, are making decisions based on habit, emotional reactions to whatever is the fad on social media, and without really thinking and reflecting on our thinking.

We are so busy doing that we seldom stop to think about the why behind our doing.

So, pause a bit and think and reflect. You will be better because of it.