Are you really paying attention to what you do? If you walk down the street, do you remember what you just passed? When butchering the fish are you drawn into the moment of working with a beautiful fish or are you working on autopilot realizing that once again you are behind schedule and have too much to do? As you work with ingredients and interact with the people around you, remember to open up your mind because active participation is essential. If you are bogged down with texting and emailing and surfing the net rather than being in the here and now, most likely you have missed something. There's no point in being absent from your own life. You only get one shot at each opportunity. If you don't actively participate in what you're doing, you may not even realize when the next one passes you by.