Going Nowhere Fast

It’s time I face the facts. Creating things of value takes time. And while I know this, it hasn’t persuaded me to stay patient.

I’ve been writing for how long? I’ve been coming up with business ideas for how long? I’ve been coming up with “fixes” for how long? In the grand scheme of things, not long at all. Good luck telling that to the little voice in my head.

Nothing happens quick enough for us. We’re in a rush for no reason. Life isn’t about being 200% more productive in 50% of the time, but if you want to keep life hacking your life to death, be my guest. I can’t do it anymore.

It’s the textbook definition of going nowhere fast. What happens when we get to the end of the road and none of it lives up to our expectations? Then we’re screwed. It’s not worth it.

Life’s a blur when we race to the finish line. Happiness doesn’t happen in a hurry. Achieving anything worth while takes a bit of momentum, which is a good thing because we don’t know how to appreciate the stuff that pops off overnight.

A few years ago, me and my girlfriend went to Las Vegas and I won $646 on a penny slot machine. It was easy to make and even easier to spend. Half of it was gone before the end of the night. If that was hard earned cash rather than a stroke of luck, do you think I would have blown it on $15 hot dogs and $30 drinks. I couldn’t have cared less because I didn’t have to put in any work to earn it.

Is that how you want to treat your dreams? The things you’ve always hoped and wished for? Probably not. Trying to make things happen quicker usually just screws it all up.

Do the work and let things unfold naturally. Watching flowers bloom is the best part of spring. Let your life bloom and water it as needed.

Pay attention to where you’re placing your focus. Don’t lose track of the why behind what you’re doing.

Just keep doing you. Don’t get caught up with the ideas of mountain tops. Enjoy the view from where you’re at, where you came from and where you’re going.

My dream is that I’ll finally realize that everything I’ve ever wanted was just a disguise for what’s already here waiting for me.

I dream the same for you.

When I slow down everything comes true.

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