I think there are situations in work and life where you should move fast and others where you should take it slow (or “quickly” and “slowly” if you want to be grammatically correct). My sometimes conflicting thoughts are below.
- Workout / run – fast, meaning “high intensity” – it’s more effective and you get it over with quickly. Double win!
- Things that aren’t imperative to your goal – you should consider outsourcing or not doing these things at all.
- Think – Malcolm Gladwell has some things to say about this.
- Address a problem – nip it in the bud and move on.
- Live life – you only live once (#YOLO!), make it worth it, no regrets.
Things to do slow:
- Eat – enjoy your food. I am terrible at this.
- Write a note to someone important to you – be thoughtful and check your speling 🙂
- Think (when it comes to analysis and numbers) – you can get lost quickly, and a decimal point in the wrong spot can be disastrous!
- Hire – my shortcomings on this here. Take it slow and make sure the fit is right.
- Find your soulmate – again, take it slow and make sure the fit is right. Don’t settle. It took me eight (!) years to realize who my soulmate is and I couldn’t be happier.
- Live life – it takes time to find happiness and/or satisfaction. Enjoy the ride.
What else can you add to these lists?