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Do you rush in where angels fear to tread? You might consider the art of the pause. Here’s how.

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What’s the rush? 

Sure: it’s exciting to dive headlong into something. And for a few really cool or essential things, go for it! Get that adrenaline pumping. Make your heart beat out of your chest.

But there are also times when rushing is not the best way to go. A slower, more reasoned approach gets your further faster.

Consider the art of the pause.

You have control.

You can push the pause button whenever you want — you just don’t know it. Perhaps you think that if you don’t show up to every commitment you’ve made, the world will fall apart. It won’t.

Get a healthier view of your importance. You’re actually not as indispensible as you think you are.

Maybe (subconsciously) you’re afraid that if you don’t show up, you might find out how unessential you really are.

Start by underpromising.

You’ve overpromised and you’re on the brink of under-performing. This treadmill you’re on is the one you have created. (Which also means you can un-create it.)

Start here.

Please listen to this short talk (about 20 minutes long) about the importance of slowing down, by Kimi Werner, then come right back for today’s takeaway.

The takeaway:

When you feel like you need to speed up, consider pausing. Slow down and take a closer look at the life you are creating.

Read more.

Want more help?

I can help you pause — so you can get check (and perhaps change) your commitments and priorities.

And you have a couple of options for your next step. You could contact me and describe what you’re going through. And I’ll be in touch with suggestions. Or you can book a free session to make a time to get together and talk it over in person. Either way, I’m here to help you focusovercome resistance, and get moving again.

Get focused and Get moving.