The world for some people seems to fly by at the speed of light as they find themselves needing to accelerate their own pace just to keep up. And for …
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The world for some people seems to fly by at the speed of light
as they find themselves needing to accelerate their own pace just
to keep up. And for others looking for an economic rebound, a job
or new career, or just any sign of good news, the world is moving
slower than a herd of turtles in a sea of peanut butter.
Whether we are sprinting to keep up, looking for the world to
catch up to us, or slowing down long enough to find a little solace
in our day, remember that it’s not so important to keep up with the
Joneses or run so fast that we miss the joy of the journey, it’s
about keeping pace with what we want to be and where we want to go
A travel veteran or road warrior may have a need or desire to
spend more time at home fulfilling personal as well as family goals
and dreams. Giving up the frenetic pace of catching last-minute
flights, eating rich and fatty foods or settling for fast food and
sometimes even settling for the vending machine, arriving late to
the hotel only to wake up at dark o’clock the next morning for the
first of several meetings or sales calls.
Business owners and professionals that have long gotten by
through the use of paper files or outdated computer programs are
realizing that they too must look at a change of pace to sustain
business and find that competitive advantage. They have so far
refused to buy into the power of the Internet and other emerging
technologies but now find themselves willing to embrace and learn
new things to keep the pace.
And in the pursuit of finding our next career it is equally as
important to pick up the pace each and every day. Not just in
sending out resumes and networking, although both are critically
important, but in making sure we keep growing and learning while we
are in transition. Keep up the pace of reading industry magazines
and newsletters, researching our chosen industry and businesses
within that industry while spending time on the Internet, and
keeping our ears and eyes open to what is happening locally and
globally. As we strive to keep up our pace each day, we will find
ourselves so much better prepared for interviews, presenting
ourselves as the more qualified candidate.
The good news about pacing is that we are in control. Outside
influences can’t dictate how fast or slow or how high or far we go
when it comes to the successful pursuit of our worthy goals and
dreams. We are the one running the race, we know when to slow it
down or pick it up, and we are certainly the one that determines
how our drive and pace align with who we are, where we are going
and what we desire to be.
Are you moving like lightning or looking for a break and an
opportunity to slow it down? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and make it
a better than good week!
Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former
president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of
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