The Time Things Take

I have slowed my life down dramatically over the course of the last six weeks. I feel like I am just hitting my stride. I know those two statements sound diametrically opposed. You may even be thinking that both of them cannot be true at the same time, but I am discovering they can. I am discovering both statements ARE becoming true of me at the same time.

I have slowed down and somehow I feel more effective than I have ever been before.

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A friend and I had virtual coffee together the other day and he hit the nail on the head for me.

He said, ” I am learning to give things the time they actually take rather than trying to squeeze them into the time I have.”


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I think my new level of effectiveness comes from slowing down. In slowing down I am letting things take the time they take rather than trying to rush through them to get them done in the time I have. Rushing so that I can get a lot of things done poorly is not better than doing a few things well.

I have said to most of the people I have spoken with during this time, “As we walk into the future I don’t want to return to old habits. I want to build off of the things I have learned during this time.”



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