Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Why the rush?

When I see my son, I realize how ineffective rushing things are. I was like that and I'm still like that. My previous manager used to tell me to take it slow. I now see that is another case of a hyperactive mind. We want to complete the work quick and dirty and go to the next thing. But it begs the question what next and why? It doesn't make sense. It becomes an excuse to not tackle the hard bits. Because getting to 70% is easy, the next 30% is the difficult part. Our impatience tempts us to skip over that 30%. But if we are going slow but steady, we can stomach the tough parts and try to work through that. When I'm in the office in the morning, I just say good morning and keep rushing to my desk. Why is that necessary? Why can't I stop at someone's desk and ask them how their day is. It is stopping and smelling the roses, isn't it? I am appreciating this slow and steady way of doing things.

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