Pace Yourself

Posted on May 16, 20202 Comments

안녕하세요, family and friends. Today, we’re going to talk about the importance of taking things slow. As well as, why you should pace yourself.

Right now, we are in the 21st Century and the rate at which technology, as well as globalization, is moving is pretty darn fast. It causes us to think we need to move as quickly lest we get left behind. But if there’s one thing this pandemic is teaching us, it’s to slow down and think about what we’re doing.

Most of the time in our desire to pursue many things in a short span of time we forget to truly see the value of it. We end up being focused on completing a task and not so much on the process.

You see, very rarely do we get lessons in things that are rash, except maybe that we shouldn’t rush things.

Things that are rushed usually ends in ruin after a short period of time.

As seen through speed dating or being in a relationship with someone days after you met. The fleeting moments may be bliss but after some time, when you’ve finally gotten to know each other, you may realise your perception of them weren’t real.

At the same time, when we are haste it can also lead to feelings of anxiety and stress. This can be seen in terms of finishing a project the night before its due date. It can give rise to negative emotions as everyone wants to finish on time, but not everyone paces themselves. Instead, they wait until the last minute before charging through whatever it is they needed to do.

Concurrently, things that are done hastily can end with underwhelming results. This is because when we are rushing, the details that need to be taken in careful consideration becomes overlooked. Thus, producing results that are not to the standard you could’ve been working on if you have paced yourself.

Therefore, we should take the time to understand the importance of each action we take that leads to our desired goals or purposes.

By doing this, we can develop a better and more efficient way of doing things. For example, when it comes to being in a relationship or finding a partner. We should take our time getting to know the people we meet, especially those who are barely in their 20s. Because love comes at the right time.

This reminded me of a post that I read years and years ago. I have followed it by heart since then until now.

I don’t actually remember where I got this, but I’m saying Pinterest because ever since I was about 15 I’ve been going to Pinterest for motivational and inspiring quotes to live by.

In terms of complying with due dates, it is best to start the work the same day you get given the project or activity. Even if it’s just to plan the step by step or scheduling it. This way you’ll be able to take time to go over what you’ve done, analyse it and perfect it to your liking. By doing this, you are saving yourself from the stress of having to do it at the last minute, the anxiety of ‘am I going to finish this on time?’, and the underwhelming result that could come from not having enough time to work on it.

We are living in a time where everyone can’t wait to get to their destinations or can’t wait to grow up.

We often forget to enjoy the process. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that we have our own timelines and this is always according to God’s will. We should trust that in time we would get to where we need to be and achieve all the things we want to achieve. But for now, we should be thankful and appreciative of the present because once it’s passed you can never get it back.

Don’t waste your time on things that won’t matter to you in years to come, instead focus on the little things that could get you to where you want to be. Consistency is key, and the way to consistency is pacing.

I would like to end this post with a few quotes that I hope will inspire you or motivate you.

Life is a journey, not a destination.

Anonymous

The journey is the reward.

Steve Jobs

The journey is as important as the destination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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