Check out Peter Bregman’s article in the Harvard Business Review in which he explains how meditation makes you more productive by increasing your capacity to resist distracting urges. Bregman sites research that shows if you can resist your urges, you can make better, more thoughtful decisions, thereby improving your performance. So, he explains, the next time an employee makes a mistake, rather than react with instinctive anger, which would demoralize the employee, you can respond rationally and determine what caused the error and how to fix it. Similarly, through the discipline of meditation you can cultivate the ability to resist the urge to talk over someone in a meeting when listening would be more productive. Daily meditation, he advises, will strengthen your will power, putting you more in control of your decisions– who can’t benefit from that?
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