Most people live in fear because we project the past into the future.

Mark Vancil

Vancil, who’s previously written about Michael Jordan in Driven from Within, goes on to say “Michael was a mystic — he was never anywhere else. His gift was not that he could jump high, run fast, shoot a basketball, his gift was that he was completely present. And that was the separator.”

In a time when technology makes it possible to be present (spectrally) in more than one place at a time, the sad reality is we’re probably less present than we’ve ever been. Focus is increasingly the one truly critically important trait for anyone in a creative field.