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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
-- Confucius
 

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Faster is not always better

A few things are genuinely urgent. Most things are not.

Being more impatient does not make you more important. In fact, when you rush dramatically through life you miss out on much of its richness.

Just because you can do something quickly does not mean that’s the best way. Just because you can dispatch an instant communication does not mean you should avoid a long conversation.

Sure, you want to be efficient. Of course, you seek to get the most value out of every moment.

But your purpose is not to merely check off activities on your list. Your deeper purpose is to add meaningful substance by investing yourself in life.

Take a long, slow breath and remind yourself that faster is not always better. Give your moments the time they deserve, and add new richness to your life instead of more stress.

— Ralph Marston

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