By Rob Dube, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization member in Detroit, is the author of Do Nothing, The Most Rewarding Leadership Challenge You Will Ever Take, set for release in late 2017. He is president and co-founder of imageOne, a document lifecycle management provider and a 2017 Forbes Small Giant.
There’s a Zen saying, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour.”
For a long time, I considered starting a meditation practice. I researched its benefits, I learned how to get started, but it took years for me to finally commit to a daily practice. Like many, my excuse was often that I was too busy to carve out time in my day to do nothing. The truth is, I was a very busy person! As the president and co-founder of my company, I’m pretty much always busy. But now that I have a daily practice, that old Zen saying finally resonates. If I’m too busy to take 20 minutes a day to rejuvenate my mind and body, something’s not right.