For some reason it seems to me that we’re fascinated with speed. Fast cars are considered better than slow cars. Fast runners are better than slow ones. Quick thinkers are valued over slower ones. Workers who get more done in less time get promoted.
And then they are given even more work to do.
Slow in the other hand seems to be something that only old people do.
Slow seems to be the enemy of progress.
But is it really so bad? What’s the worst thing that could happen if we just slowed down a bit every once in a while?
“Slow but steady wins the race” – Aesop
“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” – W. Shakespeare
- Slow down to think about what you’re doing.
- Slow down to figure out if you are actually working on the right problem
- Slow down to analyze your working habits
- Slow down to relax
- Slow down to be more creative
- Slow down to make sure you don’t miss the important crossroads
- Slow down to read the signs
- Slow down to keep your employees happy
- Slow down to keep your employees
- Slow down to enjoy the small things in life
- Slow down to learn new things
- Slow down to keep your curiosity alive
- Slow down to get to keep your friends
- Slow down to get to know your children
- Slow down to see the beauty in life
- Slow down to get to know yourself
- Slow down to hear the music on the radio
- Slow down to make sure you are building the right product
- Just slow down. Your customer has time to wait.
What do you think? Are we going too fast? Could we afford slowing down a bit? Or is fast still better than slow?
“To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.” – W. Shakespeare