Slow and steady

2015-04-13 08.33.50We don’t really want slow and steady anymore. We want fast and now. Instant gratification. Binge-watching an entire season. On-demand and at your fingertips.

And for lots of things, that’s just how it is. I don’t fight it. I want my internet fast and my latte now.

But what about those things that require a little planning?

Like business, for example.

Much of business can be done at the speed of light, but how do you plan for success if you never slow down to well, plan for success?

And what about those things that don’t happen overnight? Like weight loss. Building strength and stamina. And again, business growth.

When we focus on overnight success, we miss opportunities for slow and steady growth.

In most of the things that matter most, we need to take the time to plan, to build, to grow, to invest. Slow down. Breathe. Expand.

In fact when we slow down and steadily build success, we usually find more time for binge-watching and spaghetti-throwing. And we make it count more.

One Reply to “Slow and steady”

  1. I remember a woman who was teaching a leadership program to young working women saying that she couldn’t get them to journal and it was part of the program. She was dismayed, since she knew that leaders need to reflect. And you can’t do that on the run. You actually need to sit to write and reflect deeply. Thanks Patricia for your thoughtful words.

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