As artists & treps, the urgency to choose and the pressure to decide, along with everyday “breaking news” can be overwhelming, stressful and distracting. I feel that urgency too. The rush to complete, the press to finish, the race to make a buck, the need to get that great idea out of my head and into my notes before I lose it. To finally arrive at a fait accompli, so I can get on with the next thing.
However, in a world of ever increasing speed, I think it’s okay to walk slow. You can still feel excited, still meet every deadline, still move forward with intention, just move through it all in slow motion. Think slow. Talk slow. Move slow. Act slow. And ignore those who would accuse you of procrastinating, it’s not the same. Procrastination is fueled with doubt and uncertainty. Slow is fueled with intelligence and skill, and laced with careful consideration.
Important because to the degree we can find a way to move through the details and circumstances of our career (and life) at a much slower pace with less urgency, to that degree our thinking will be clearer, our focus will be sharper and it will be a lot easier to zero in on that which is truly wanted and needed.