Hard to know when to walk, when to fly, when to run or even when to crawl. In this fast paced world we live in, our tendency is to default to run. And, my sense is, there is a place for each.
The challenge is to let things unfold at their own pace. Here are some questions I ask myself, when I remember to pause, to determine what pace fits best with the given situation:
- If I am feeling a sense of urgency, what is driving it?
- If I slow down the pace, what benefits/costs will result?
- If I speed up the pace, what benefits/costs will result?
- What will happen if I choose to observe rather than act for some time?