TIP#28: We Should Slow Down to Speed up

Are you really busy? Don’t have time to do anything? are overwhelmed and overloaded? When was the last time you slow down? I know you have no time. I know you are so busy. I know that I don’t understand; but let me ask you again: When was the last time you slow down?
In my experience, as I get busier and busier, the most important thing I can do is slow down; exactly when you think you have no time, that it is the time to slow down.
People stop sleeping, eating, drinking water, basically stop taking care of themselves because they are so busy and they need to go faster. Wrong approach.
The reason to slow down is simple. If you are getting busier and busier, every action you make need to have the maximum possible impact, you don’t have the luxury to spend time doing irrelevant stuff, you will continue having the same 24 hours as when you where not busier. If you need to make sure that every movement is producing the maximum impact, you need to make sure that you have a clear view of everything and a clear perspective of the direction you are going.
i.e. It is when I am busier, that I do the bests Weekly Reviews, that I kept my Inbox in Zero, that my lists are complete and next actions are well defined. Why? because I am busy, and I have no time to go back to check stuff twice. It is then that I need to make sure that my next actions will be the one that caused the mayor impact.