Think you have to hurry through life? Think again!
How often do you find yourself hurrying through the day?
Wallace Wattles in his classic book, The Science of Getting Rich talks quite a bit about the pitfalls of hurry. He tells us, “Mistakes come from acting hastily, or from acting in fear or doubt…Do all that you can do in a perfect manner everyday, but do it without haste, worry or fear. Go as fast as you can but never hurry.”
He goes on, “Remember that in the moment you begin to hurry you cease to be a creator and become a competitor.”
Hurry is an urgent energy that suggests that you don’t have enough time to complete the things that are yours to do. It also suggests that you have to “hurry up” and get what is yours before someone else does because there is not enough to go around.
When we hurry, we actually create disorganization and chaos around us and our efficiency, our focus and our fun factor drops considerably. Think about what happens in your interactions with others when you hurry. If you are anything like me, you see other people as an inconvenience. As my hurry factor goes up, my kindness factor goes down. And even though I may get the job done, I don’t always feel good about how I did it.
This does not mean that we slow down to the point of leisure, but there is a way of moving through your day effectively that also leaves room for fun, consideration of others and gratitude.
According to Wattles, here’s what you do when you find yourself hurrying. He tells us, “Whenever you find yourself hurrying, call a halt; fix your attention on the mental image of the thing you want, and begin to give thanks that you are getting it.”
As you bring your attention back to your dream and its purpose, your commitment to your dream deepens and you become even more aware that there is a Divine Power working on your behalf. You find it easier to relax and you see yourself becoming much more efficient and effective in your activities while staying keenly aware of the people around you. Things unfold in a much more orderly way. Results happen more quickly and you see your dream coming alive right before you eyes.
Share what happened as you consciously choose not to hurry in the comment section below and on my Facebook page.
Here’s to living your dream life,
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