“Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone.”
Where are you going?
Where do you want to be one year from today? What if instead of one year, it took two years? Would that devalue the direction you are headed? Would an inability to achieve some goal within your desired timeframe diminish the goal or make it null?
If the goal is right, then not achieving it as fast as possible, in some personally assigned timeframe, shouldn’t impact the direction itself.
There’s no question that we live in the age of agility and speed. Everything is happening faster and faster and we need to be able to act and react with temerity.
But if we focus on speed over direction we are surrendering ourselves to live a life that is reactive instead of one that is filled with purpose and clear direction.
One should spend as much time looking at your life’s compass as you do the speedometer. In general it isn’t nearly as much fun to look at a compass as a speedometer, because if you are headed in the right direction the indicators on a compass don’t change whereas the speedometer symbolizes so much action and energy.
But what good does it do if you get to the wrong place as fast as possible?