Imagine training for an extraordinary athletic accomplishment, like running a sub 5 minute mile. The goal consumes you. Every waking hour is spent either physically training or visualizing how you are going to break that time. Finally, the day is here. Training has been executed perfectly against your roadmap and it’s time to go. As you cross the finish line and check the clock, you see…4:59! Holy s***! All the stress, pain, and lack of sleep has paid off. Time to celebrate!
(Sound the alarm and cue the dramatic music) If I wrote this 3 years ago, I would have slapped myself, but like it or not, this is a provocative story headline in 2016. Don’t think so? Try to count how many times your phone was less than 3 feet from you at any given point in a day. This is not a think piece to preach on the importance of digital disconnect, or my way of telling you that I’m going to move to Brooklyn, grow a beard (too late, already did), and trade my iPhone i