Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter / Yoga Instructor

Why Rushing Wastes Your Time

The older I get the slower I do things.

And the more productive I get.

Of course, this also has to do with the fact that I have learned a couple of things that help me now do things more effectively.

But today I want to talk about speed.

Because speed is often misinterpreted.

There is this much-used saying, “this is a marathon, not a sprint”. And while that’s true for a lot of things, when it comes to learning I would even go one step further and say:

“This is a walk, not a marathon”.

Because if you run a marathon, and you’re well trained you will reach your goal of a little over 40 kilometres (if I’m not mistaken. I’m a road biking guy, not a runner). If you’re not well trained you can happy to be alive after that distance.

(Remember that the poor guy the mararthon was named after died of exhaustion after running that distance. Something to think about.)

The point is, if you walk, you can basically walk around the whole world if you choose the right rhythm.

And it’s the same with learning.

I often catch myself when I need some information really quickly and I’m in a hurry and need it done right away. It takes me a lot more time to figure out the solution.

Because I’m stressing myself. I’m not concentrated on the task. I’m only thinking “I want to get this done, I want to get this done”.

Not a good headspace to be in for deep learning.

So, if you want to solve something, learn something, remember things and skills after years and years to come… It pays off to give this some dedication and focus.

If you try to rush through it you’re just wasting your time.

And besides, if for example in the middle of your writing you need some software advice, be it a certain function or a process that you need to apply, if you stress yourself out finding the solution somewhere on the internet really quickly, there’s a real chance you’re completely leaving your writing zone and will have a hard time getting back into it.

So, here’s a better solution:

If that happens, here is what you do VERY SLOWLY and without any rush:

You go over to my {!global Membership Site Product Name} and check out the solution to your problem. I try to keep the videos as short as possible because I don’t want to waste your writing time.

Then, you go back to writing and keep creating something amazing.