Life and Pace
Life seems to move at incredible speed. I can’t help but think that others in past generations also felt the same way. Even though the information flow wasn’t as pronounced as it is in this generation, nor had technology grown to encompass virtually all segments of daily living, our grandparents must have also felt that life was moving at an incredible pace.Pace is a term that I learned as a participated in my high school track club. It taught me quickly that if I didn’t pace my steps in a race, I would quickly use all my strength in the beginning of a race and have nothing left for the end. As I have grown older, I have learned to use pace to keep me adjusted in the frantic world that gathers around everyday. The aspect of living creates a frenetic pace that can wear us down and burn us out if we are not cognizant of the inconsistencies that life can dish out. Who taught us that life is a sprint and it has to be run quickly before it ends? Why does poor planning on someone else’s part will inevitably create emergencies we have to deal with?
When I was young, my grandmother would always end her phone conversations to me by saying “come to see me and don’t wait too long.” Sometimes when I recall her memory and the quiet pace she and Grandfather kept, I understand her words more than ever. Our pace should include the time for the most important things in life. Everyone decides what these are for themselves. To my grandmother, it was her family and her God, both of which are what I perceive today as her life balance and a comfortable pace to address the daily issues of life.
Working with clients is about pace. Too fast and we can hurry the outcome. Too slow and the client can lose interest in the business at hand. Creating a living rhythm involves knowing yourself, having an agenda, and working within a pace that allows comfort in your life and in those you deal with on a daily basis. A steady pace helps create a life balance. Decide if your pace is too fast or too slow. Only you will be able to adjust it by your actions to make sure you can indeed win your race.
SOME GREAT QUOTES
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” - Albert Einstein
“Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you’re going to be thinking tomorrow.” - Glen Beaman
“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” - Mark Twain
“Only disciplined people are free.” - J.C. Penny
“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We know that leadership is very much related to change. As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership." - John Kotter
Life has it's on certain Pace. Find out if the correct Pace can make a difference in your life...