==== ON SPEED ====
“Money loves velocity.”
“Get rich quick.”
“Don’t just sit there – do something!”
The world is a frantic place right now. Everyone seems to be rushing.
Getting from A to B as quickly as possible.
If I may ask a simple question at this point . . .
. . . WHY THE RUSH?!
Usually, people who start working with me have been trying to reach their goals quickly . . . and they’ve been trying for a LONG TIME.
Curious, when you think about it.
They’ve tried “fast” for a very long time.
Speed is exciting, of course.
Yet FORCING speed . . . doesn’t seem to be working . . . at least in my students’ and clients’ experience.
Does this mean we need to go SLOW then?
Not at all.
The opposite of “fast” doesn’t have to be “slow”.
I prefer “smooth”.
When your progress is SMOOTH . . . it continues to be, well . . . PROGRESS.
The flaw in the “fast”mentality is it becomes a series of sprints.
Sprints for the sake of speed.
Much easier is . . . smooth.
Much more effective.
Way more achievable.
Massively easier to be consistent.
However you define success . . . health, relationships, financial, where you live, where you travel, how you contribute . . . any definition that works for you . . .
. . . want to know the secret to having and being “successful” long term?
It’s hard to be consistent . . . at speed.
Ask any musician, athlete or teacher.
Ask any driver, nurse or parent.
As anyone . . . human!
Speed is the enemy of consistency.
And consistency is the secret to success.
Why, then, do we glorify speed?
Because it’s sexy.
It creates chaos.
And chaos is newsworthy . . . we can gossip about it . . . it creates conversations.
Consistency . . . not so much.
Consistency looks . . . unexciting.
Consistency looks . . . dull.
Which means it gets overlooked.
Ultimately, we have a choice to make . . . a life of short-term noteworthiness, repeated ups and downs and long-term mediocrity . . .
. . . or a life of connected relationships, financial security, the ability to do what you want, when and where you want, in vibrant health, making ever increasing contributions?
It is all possible . . . not with speed . . . with consistency.