What do you do if you want to go faster?
Sometimes the only thing I know is that my foot is on the gas and I can't let up the slack... However, I heard this in the video below and almost lost my breath.
Yes. That's how I feel so much of the time. GO faster.
But to go faster, as this brilliant film shows, you have to be moving slowly.
This is a counter-cultural thought. It's also truth. I wish I could transcribe all of the lines that hit me in the gut:
- You escape the clutches of gravity by being still, by building momentum.
- Relationships are like baby birds, you don't rush the hatch; all of the struggle gives it strength to make it through life.
- Going faster gets you there slower, worse off, or not at all.
- Focus can be blinding.
- Don't take comfort in the false security of busy.
You're just going to have to spend three minutes and watch it yourself.
I promise you will be encouraged!
Now "stop and slide your little caterpillar self into that cocoon and starting making a butterfly."
Be the tortoise, not the hare.