📅 Thought for today:

‘Taking time to do something slower than you normally would is a privilege that should not be ignored.’

— Harper Reed

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My students are often surprised, or sometimes impatient (the irony) when I suggest that they need to slow down.

They are rushing to get to the end of a training course, so they can say they have finished.

Slow down.

There is very little in life that is genuinely urgent, and there is plenty of urgency which is artificially created.

“Buy now, whilst stocks last!”

“Hurry, this is a time-limited offer!”

“We have to complete this task urgently.”

There is great value in slowing things down, taking your time, really paying attention to what is going on.

And thinking about things – if you feel a sense of urgency, where did come from?

Often it is fear – fear of missing out, fear of judgement, fear of failure.

To take the time to examine that imposter that drives you is an investment, not an expense.

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