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Are You Moving Too Fast?

by | Jun 19, 2017

Don’t go chasing waterfalls.

Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to

Recently I learned that hard way that rushing some or many things isn’t the way to go. It can actually cause more issues than it’s worth and a feeling of embarrassment and self-doubt.

Sure, we all only have one life and would love to experience so many things, do heaps of ‘stuff’ and be of service and give back.

BUT how can we do this when we rush into things we want to do in business or any other area of our life? When we don’t use our brains, do some planning or reasoning with ourselves and not just ‘put our heads down and run/chase after it’?!

Every individual that is leading a successful and happy life, where things seem to go ‘according to plan with minimal mistakes’, has a vision. And on that they base their plan of attack. They then take steps towards their goals (vision) at a steady pace, knowing they will achieve what they set out to do in good time.

Sure, hiccups and minor mistakes happen, they need to so we can grow and learn and get better at what we do. However, rushing is asking for trouble from the starting line.

So, good things to remember are:

  • WHY do you do it in such a rush?
  • Is there a plan of attack you can fall back to?
  • Slow yourself down
  • Breath & enjoy the ride

In my case, I rushed one part of the process and failed to ensure the next few steps were done and implemented. Not good. Not impressed.

Upside is that I learned more about myself, how I handle situations like these and that it is important to be clear not only to myself but to everyone involved in the process.

As TLC have said in their song ‘Waterfalls’:

I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all,

But I think you’re moving too fast

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I would love to hear what songs inspire & motivate you!