Donald Driver is known as one of the toughest receivers in the NFL. That means he's willing to ignore distractions and fear to execute his plays. Dancing is similar (well, except for the tackles). To dance well, you execute your present step full out and fearlessly. It's your best guarantee that you will produce a great next step. Beating yourself up over a misstep, i.e. being stuck in the past, has the domino effect of imperiling your present and future step.
Off the dance floor I learned how much more powerful I could be in business by being fully present and not trying to multitask when someone else is talking. We’ve all been guilty of this. In any meeting, half the group is usually answering e-mails on their smartphones. They’re half paying attention and consequently, only getting half the information (verbal and nonverbal) they need to make the best decisions and provide the most informed counsel to colleagues and clients.
Being fully present in a discussion, whether in your personal or professional life, results in better communication, better connections, and better partnering.