“Direction is more important than speed. Many people are going nowhere fast.” – Richard Evans
Like most overachievers, I’m wired to feel better about myself if I’m rushing through the day crossing off tasks on my endless to-do list.
My brain craves the sense of accomplishment I get from doing more.
As I’ve matured (i.e. – older, balder, and greyer in the beard), I’ve found that the clarity I get from slowing down is far more important than jamming more effort/achievement into my day.
Outworking everyone else might be important early in your career.
But eventually the law of diminishing returns kicks in and you realize that there’s only so many productive hours in each day.
Slow down and ask yourself, “Am I going in the right direction?”