I tend to move at a fast pace. Everything is go, go, go. When I’m in the car, I’m most likely speeding. I’ll pick up a book & finish it quickly. Meals go down pretty quick, especially if its good and I’m hungry. Everything in my life just moves at a break-neck pace, from work to making decisions to my personal life.
I’m starting to think that maybe moving quickly isn’t the best strategy.
I’ve always been the type to do things in a hurry. Especially when I make a decision about something – once I make up my mind, I jump right in & do it. No cooling off period or rethinking period, just make a choice & go for it. Sometimes its worked out, other times it hasn’t. But I was always moving so fast that it really didn’t matter.
Yeah, I’m kind of over it. I’ve been thinking about all the times that I’ve jumped in head-first instead of wading in slowly. Some of my best examples come from my dating life. I used to have a 3 Month Rule – generally I date a guy for about 3 months before I get bored & I’m ready to move on to the next. But boredom came from jumping in head-over-heels from the very beginning. Even at the job…I was totally digging it, all gung-ho about taking the new job by storm…and now I’m just like “BLAH” about the whole thing.
I know how to either go 90 mph or go 0 mph…I have no concept of what a slower pace is, but I’d like to find out.
I’m working on going slower, but it is a challenge. But its nice at the same time – I’m trying to stay in the moment instead of being focused on the next milestone or the next goal that I’m supposed to accomplish.
Do you move fast or slow? Any tips on how to slow down?