In our increasingly fast paced world, we seem to want to move ever quicker in an effort to get to the finish first.
Social media has placed instant gratification in the palms of our hands, weakening our impulse control as we sit glued to our screens waiting for “likes”.
Home cooking have given way to express meals and in the process affected both our health and our social interaction with others around the dinner table.
Exercise has been replaced with crash diets and “miracle pills” promising dramatic overnight physical change.
No longer do we eagerly anticipate “next week’s episode”, choosing instead to binge multiple seasons in one sitting.
At the press of a button, you can bypass 99% of an artists’ creation to reach the one song you enjoy – only to skip to the next before it’s even finished playing.
We chase successful businesses and financial freedom, wishing for instantaneous results when instead we should grind away, trusting in our abilities and the process.
I recall a mantra of my karate instructor from years ago which reminds us that life is not a sprint, but a marathon; or perhaps more aptly an adventure endurance race.
“Start strong. End Stronger” – Mario Sequeira
Don’t bypass the lessons on the scenic route just to ensure a podium spot. Whether you’re strolling leisurely or sprinting, either way you’ll get there so you might as well take the time to enjoy the process.
Ensure that you finish stronger than you started.