Why You Need To Slow Down To Speed Up (Thread)
Do you struggle to get started with a particular task?
Or don’t know what you are doing?
The powerful solution is the following:
Slow. It. Down.
Here is why: (Thread)
First a personal story:
Back in my high school years, I played professional guitar
I was eager to play all the fast solos but could not do it
My guitar teacher taught me then to take it very slowly, move each finger like a glacier
Only then was I allowed to speed up
When I followed his advice, the progress skyrocketed.
Once I was aware of all the tiny movements of each finger, speeding up was effortless
I was finally able to play fast because I was patient
This allowed me to play things like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I4kKbcyuGA
In work and life, it’s so easy to stress ourselves if something is taking longer time
You might think:
“I’m not productive right now!”
“It’s taking way too much time, and I’m too slow!”
“I don’t know what to do exactly, and I’m embarrassed because I SHOULD know it!”
This self-talk above results in unhealthy procrastination
Why? Because you don’t want to embarrass yourself
But if you are patient and observe, you will be aware of each tiny decision you can do.
And speed up naturally
When slowing down, do not worry about being productive at all
This comes later once you know what to do
Until then, it is much more important to get moving (although slowly) than try to be fast and stress yourself.
If you want to do something new and get started, be patient.
Slow down as much as you possibly can
You have to get moving before you optimize
Only speed up when you are more comfortable
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