When it comes to business growth, you have to go slow in order to go fast. This is a good reminder to perform activities with a proper balance of urgency and diligence. When we start to move too fast, we often do not see what we need to see.
Like most people I know, I struggle with taking too much on, with doing too many things, with moving too fast, with overcommitting, with overplanning. Your search for external validation to prove your worth to yourself has been guided by judgment, accompanied by mistaken assumptions, and fueled by striving – an incessant drive to push forward, compete, and aim for results that focus on the future. But the road to more only leads to greater feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness, because there’s never enough. The farther along this road you are, the farther you are from imagining what life would be like without striving, and the more distant you become from knowing your inner worth.
I’ve learned that I must move, quite simply at the pace of what is real. While this pace may vary, life always seems vacant and diminished when I accelerate beyond my capacity to feel what is before me. It seems we run our lives like trains, speeding along a track laid down by others, going so fast that what we pass blurs on by.
I took this photograph from the window of the Tuscan villa I stayed at in San Gimignano. A moment captured in time when I slowed my pace to connect with life, allowing myself to be nourished by the light, the sound, the fragrance, the colours and the land of my ancestry. A much needed break from routine, so that I could come back home to myself, remember the truth and see clearly.
When was the last time you slowed your pace… and what did you notice?
To your success,
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