The Perspective of Speed

In one of my Group Calls, I have people who are just making the jump from the corporate world into their first entrepreneurial venture.

At times it feels like that they’re moving so slow, it is like a turtle’s pace. They are often frustrated because they see other people moving super-fast. Other people appear to be doing things quicker or easier than they are.

The truth is strength and success come from constant movement forward and upward.

Confucius says, “It’s not a matter of how fast or how slowly you go, it’s that you don’t stop, that you keep moving.”

You may be in a situation where you’re unable at the moment to give your full attention to your dream venture.

I can relate. I know when I first started coaching, I was managing an agency and was in a full-time job that was challenging. It took a lot of after-hours and then coaching clients late in the evenings.

There were times that I wanted to give up because I was tired or I was frustrated. I didn’t feel like I was moving as quick as I wanted to.

It took discipline and constantly chipping at the project as a way to move forward. It’s hard work that requires a commitment to action.

Take Action:

I caution you to stay away from the trap of saying you do not have enough time.  Even that mindset can limit your thinking significantly. I started saying, “I have all the time in the world.  It is just that my priority of projects is in need of being adjusted.”  Boom!  I started finding blocks of time where I could build my dream.

One other tool is to use mental sprints.  Instead of trying to tackle a huge piece of you project all at once, try to break down just the first thing that you need to do.  Then, give yourself only 33 minutes (or some other odd number) to take action.  Whether it is to brainstorm, or write, or record a video, by setting a deadline in your mind along with a timer on your phone, your brain will see this as something you have to deliver immediately. 

This mental sprint certainly worked for me.

Think about that.

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