Fast is still going strong

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Slow is the new fast.

And as Brian pointed out yesterday, I’m not the only one saying so.

That said, fast is not dead. And neither should it.

After writing yesterday’s blog post I started to think that slowing down is just one side of the story. Sometimes you also need to go faster and reach the impossible:

  1. Act fast to get fans (Being the second name tag guy won’t make you famous)
  2. Act fast to save lives (Firefighters don’t hit snooze when they get an emergency call)
  3. Act fast to be a leader (If you slow down too much, you’ll become a follower)
  4. Act fast to set an example
  5. Act fast to get things done (If you know what needs to be done, don’t spend time avoiding action)
  6. Act fast to to find out if something works or not (You can spend hours thinking about a theory when testing it in practice would only take minutes)
  7. Act fast to save the world (Sometimes we need to act before it’s too late)

When you know what you need to do, do it.

Don’t slow down in the wrong things.

  1. Be fast to forgive
  2. Be fast to smile
  3. Be fast to say how much your loved ones mean to you (Mari, I love you! Oiva, you’re the greatest kid in the world!)
  4. Be fast to try out new things (“The best time to start was last year. The second best time to start is right now“)
  5. Be fast to admit your mistakes
  6. Be fast to correct them
  7. And be fast to stop worrying

But…

  1. Never work hard just to be fast
  2. Never ignore your family just to be fast
  3. Never sacrifice your values just to be fast

…and never be fast just for the sake of being fast

Remember that…

“Where you are going is more important than how fast you are going”

2 thoughts on “Fast is still going strong

  1. Thanks again for saying lovely things about me and Oiva. You really are the best husband and dad ever!

    As you see, my dear, I really read your blog! ;) It IS great.

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