Why Slowing Down is Important

Yesterday I listend to Tim Ferris’ book 4 Hour Work Week and came across this poem by David Weatherford.  It’s Labor Day Weekend…slow down and enjoy!

Slow Down

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?  Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?  Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?  Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?  You better slow down.  Don’t dance so fast.  Time is short.  The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?  When you ask How are you?  Do you hear the reply?  When the day is done do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?  You’d better slow down.  Don’t dance so fast.  Time is short.  The music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow?  And in your haste, not see his sorrow?  Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die cause you never had time  to call and say,’Hi’  You’d better slow down.  Don’t dance so fast.  Time is short.  The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere you miss half the fun of getting there.  When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift, thrown away.  Life is not a race.  Do take it slower  Hear the music before the song is over.

What Can only YOU do?

The urgent things in life will always scream at you, but many times the most important lie silent.  It’s up to us to recognize what those are.  For me, it’s the things only I can do.  The 2 things that stand out to me today are:  Only I can be a husband to Lisa.  Only I can be a father to my kids.

What are the things that only you can do?

Are you stuck in frustration?

Are you stuck in frustration? Wasting time reacting to others instead of focusing on what matters most?

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