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Ever feel like you're not going fast enough?
I do, constantly.
Two years ago I started writing my first book.
The first few weeks, words poured out of me, putting out a draft in as much time.
I rushed to get feedback from friends, find help with editing, and develop a publishing process.
Knowing I needed an audience to share the book with, I started a newsletter, launched a podcast, and posted social content.
Within months, I was set to print and publish.
Flipping through pages of the finished product brought relief and satisfaction.
But I also felt regret.
There was so much more I could've put into the book.
And marketing it took more learning, more strategy, more energy.
None of which I had left to give.
Relentless impatience zapped it from me.
There's a quote in Four Thousand Weeks about recognizing "some things just take the time they take."
And not to finish, but to complete.
If action builds the house, it's patience that makes it a home.
We can all:
Wait a little longer and find valuable information.
Resist rushing and eliminate debilitating frustrations.
Make space for feedback and revision to create sustainability.
I remember feeling incredible pressure to finish that book.
And I feel it often in sales, too.
Pressure that wakes me in the morning and keeps me from sleeping at night.
Challenging work can do that.
So we try smashing through it.
Emails, calls, meetings, days, years… we can’t pump ‘em out fast enough.
But is that what we’re really here to do?
Blitz through our human experience?
Today, try embracing your challenges.
Savor each one like you might warm pie or a sunset with a friend.
Because speed doesn’t erase challenges.
But it can erase opportunity.
When we embrace practice, develop awareness, and align our efforts, we can rise above the deal.
We can live #quotaless.
This is exactly what I needed to read today... Thanks, Bobby!