Slow Down Buddy, You’re Doing Too Much.Written by Cebo Campbell on March 17th • 3 Comments »
The world can wait.
Yep, I am talking to you.
You have too much to do, so many people to please, so many deadlines to meet that you might as well be underwater. This is the point where you have to stop what you’re doing and get a little perspective.
You, my friend, are one person in a very small city, in a small county in an over-populated state at the corner of an average-size continent on an infinitesimal rock spinning around a sun that other suns think is a midget. You live in an unfathomably small galaxy in a universe that is bigger than you have the capacity to comprehend. The reality is, nothing you have going on is that important and your problems are not as big as you think. Your deadlines will not kill you. Telling someone they have to wait will only mean they will wait. With that in mind, slow down buddy, take a step back and ask yourself what is really going to happen if you take the night off…or the weekend…or just take the next few hours and sit on porch with a book? Well, the answer is, nothing major.
Our greatest, and simultaneously most unfortunate gift is the ability to take that big ol universe and make it as small as our problems or tasks. That gift is precious when it is focused on our families, friends and art. But when used to complain or create urgency where there is none that gift can literally bury you.
Life is short. Do your best, but realize that when it comes down to it, you are trading dollars for hours of your life and sometimes it’s not worth it. This is a very difficult thing for business owners and startups to realize. We are so focused on the money and the bills and the progress that we cannot see for forest for the trees. No deadline is worth your piece of mind.
So, slow down buddy…
…you’re doing too much.
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