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