Are you in a hurry to succeed?

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
September 29, 2011 10:52am CST
Perhaps without realizing it, we often tend to contribute the most to the hectic pace of our lives. Because are impatient to succeed, we overload our schedules with duties related to our goals without taking into consideration all of the other objectives for which we are responsible. Yet as frantic as we are, we ultimately end up achieving less than we might have otherwise, as we cannot maintain the harried pace we have set for ourselves. It is far better to watch life unfold at the pace it prefers because we can then be sure that we are not missing out on any experiences that may later prove valuable. Do you agree?
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@jaimz19 (236)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
I agree. As my mom always say, "take it one at a time". There's no success anymore in missing out the more valuable things in life.
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@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Why take it one at a time if you can take it in one time? Sometimes success will not always be their. You need to grab it. Its better to be a failure than to loss an opportunity. When opportunity come you need to grab it because you will never know when its going to come again.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Sep 11
Hi jaimz, Thank you for sharing and I feel that your mom has the right idea. Try to find the rhythm in nature and go with the flow. The happiest, and the truly successful know this. Blessings.
• India
29 Sep 11
In todays world each and every person is running after things they desire some desire money so they work hard to get it,some desire respect so they work hard on it and even modify their behavior so as to appear as a person whom he wudnt have become in his own life.Just to satisfy his desire of earning respect he modifies himself ,his inner self,his spontaneity so as to become someone who hew is not.This is the basic fact of life.people are trying to portray someone else so as to achieve their aim ,their desires.The whole idea of living life with sponteinity and truthfulness have lost its following and this is the way that world progresses
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@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
I don't know how to put this but I'm just not comfortable with the word desire. Because some do things because they enjoy doing it but it does not simply means its a desire. Some people do things because they love what they do. It does not mean its a desire. For example. Hobby, if you have a hobby and you enjoy example collecting coins does it means you desire to have lots of coins right? Same thing if you love to help people in need and give half of your earnings to the poor does it means you desire to help people? I don't know.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Sep 11
Hi zuliadesmond, Thank you for responding and sadly there is a lot of truth to what you say here. People think that they have to be in a hurry all the time, as if five minutes made a difference, that is of course unless you are a doctor, fireman or the like. Most of us can and should change our way of thinking if we expect to survive as a species. Blessings.
• Mexico
3 Oct 11
Hi Pose: Thought I must admit that I sometimes feel this hurry to have the things I want right now and to succeed, my life has taught me that good things comes to you not just because you want them, you need patience, look for the opportunities and also you have to work hard work. Feeling impatient won't help. ALVARO
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
3 Oct 11
Hi starsailover, You are right of course, being impatient never helps. State your intention and it will manifest in time, but the universe moves at it's own pace. Thank you for sharing those thoughts my friend. Blessings.
@eseulhan (199)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
success can never be achieved with a blink of an eye. of course one needs really to have patience, work hard and persevere. I am never in a hurry to succeed, i know ill get that in time my part is just to believe in everything that i do and make sure im going at the right path. Success never runs out, people just need to keep actions at a steady pace to avoid stress and problems to get through. Success is within our hands, with an optimistic attitude we can get success at the right time.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi eseulhan, Thank you for commenting and we agree. Many people destroy their health in a mad rush for the top. Is someone successful at 50, if he is suffering from several different diseases, brought on by his being in a mad rush. It's like finally being able to afford expensive food, but you can't eat it anymore. Blessings.
• China
30 Sep 11
In this world,everyone want to succeed,i think maybe you can change the concept about ''in a hurry'',just like a raw fruit,you want it mature tomorrow,that is impossible!As the saying goes:Twisting the melon is not sweet.on my words,i want succeed,but i don't in a hurry to succeed,maybe too fast there will coming out many problem.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi bennyboy, Thank you for sharing and we agree. Blessings.
@AJsMom (157)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
I think if it is possible to shorten the time to succeed, then why not? For me, however, my goals are not that easy to achieve in a short possible time. Probably because success for me is not for material fulfillment but for my whole being, as a mother, as a wife and as a friend. I am continuously working on the fulfillment of those tasks and I think it would never end. The best thing for me to do is to enjoy every moment of my life because success would be determined when I am through with it and I have served my purpose here. Maybe if I will be aiming for a goal other than that, I would have to be in a hurry because I might be losing my chances. That is how I think about it.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi AJsMom, Thank you for sharing and I expect you are already very successful. I think that you have all the right ideas. Blessings.
@megamatt (14329)
• United States
30 Sep 11
Well I really do try not to be. After all, when you really think about it, success is something that cannot be rushed in any way whatsoever to say the very least. It needs to happen in a natural manner. It is really something that cannot be forced for any reason whatsoever to say the very least. Some people think that success should be instant and often times, they tend to really do more damage to their own goals in the end. However, there are just many times where you can't force the pace to say the very least. I think that I get anxious, we all do but we need to find a way to reign ourselves in. Any hard work that we had is going to go up in flames if we try to rush into that arena of success. Slow and steady is going to win the race when you really think about it.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi megamatt, Thanks for commenting and you seem to have it figured out pretty well. Blessings.
@GemmaR (8526)
30 Sep 11
I think that I am in far too much of a hurry to succeed, and you just have to take a step back and really think about what you've got from your life so far and what you want from your life in the future. I took the time to make a list of the things that I want to achieve, and the time frame in which you think that you would like to achieve these things by. With me, I know that I would like to own my own house within the next five years, so I know that I am going to have to work very hard to be able to do that to the best of my ability.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi GemmaR, Thank you for commenting and there is no reason why you can't have the house you want in five years, but you must expect to have it. Do not worry too much and don't be in a mad rush to beat everyone else to the top - you may not like it when you get there. Do what has to be done right now and do it well. Blessings.
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Maybe the brake is forgotten, which is careless, but sometimes it is way better to be fast than act like a big snail who does not even accomplish a thing. It might be wrong to hurry, but that's just what the situation demands. It's not the same as in modern countries for most people where a person can sleep the whole day and still not miss anything.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi coyboyofhell, Thank you for your comments but I'm not talking about sleeping all day. I'm talking about working at just the right pace. Those who are happy and successful have discovered that there is a rhythm to life and that fewer mistakes are made by the person who does his work well the first time around. Blessings.
@chiyosan (30075)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
yes i think so. i think i have waited long enough, done enough... i think i need to know when i should be succeeding! i need to see, i need to taste the success already or i'll be damned! im so in need of this, i am not in a hurry! i think i have waited enough! :(
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi chiyosan, Thank you for responding. Blessings.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
30 Sep 11
I am not that kind of person in a hurry to succeed because I think that whatever we do or want to achieve, there is gradual process, during which we have to well plan, prepare and work hard to make it reach our final goal. I believe the saying, "the more haste, the less speed". Take care, Pose.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi William, Thanks for your response and it doesn't surprise me that you think that way. There really is something to that old saying. Some people destroy their health by rushing about trying to make a success of their life. By fifty many of them have high blood pressure as well as other diseases, most are anything but happy. Blessings.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
I really hate that question. Simply because for me its anti-productive. Some times what we do is we do because we love what we do and success only comes along the way. For example. When I spend too much time doing something to earn more money. My sister will ask me I'm I'm so hurry to get rich. Every thing in life is not about money. But for me what I do I do because I love what I do and the monetary reward just come along with it.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi bulastika, Thank you for sharing and I think you have the right idea. Life is certainly not all about money, but also about enjoying what you are doing. I'm not talking so much about spending a lot of time working, especially if you enjoy it, but about always being in a hurry. When we are in a mad rush to be first, as many are, we are opening up more posibities for error. Blessings.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Sep 11
It can be difficult to remain patient when success is just within reach. I find that i do like to hurry towards a goal when it is within my grasp. sometimes that rushing deters my success more than obtains it.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Hi sender, Thank you for your response and I know what you mean. Very few people are able to catch the rhythm and stay with it. Blessings
@Theresaaiza (10485)
• Australia
30 Sep 11
In my case, I probably don't have any problem with slowing my pace down because no matter how I try, somehow something slows me down. I may have all the time to work on my objectives but I almost always have no financial means. It's always been a wait-and-see situation for me. Believe me, being slow can be more exhausting than hurrying up.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Sep 11
Hi Theresaaiza, Thank you for sharing. There seems to be a rhythm in life and it's neither too slow nor too fast, yet only a few find it. Those that rush about madly, often die of a heart attack in middle age. It isn't about getting ahead of the other person , it's about doing what you have to do now. Blessings.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
29 Sep 11
Definately...and when you set high goals for yourself and you can't meet them then it makes it even harder. I also told my kids....reach for the stars...but keep one foot on the ground!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Sep 11
Hi jillhill, Thank you for commenting. We should all instill confidence in our children but also the need to be happy and not rushing madly ahead as if there was no tomorrow. Blessings.
• India
29 Sep 11
I would go beyond agreeing. In fact, I aim success-most of the time. But I'm not looking to do things hurriedly. Rather, my passion is to excel in everything I do. Which means I will work assiduously taking the time to put the best in it even if that takes plenty of time. The anxiety to do it fast-under pressure, to be there first-can result in equally faster slide downs.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Sep 11
Hi Pushhyarag, Thank you for coming here and sharing your thoughts.I have watched people who are happy and successful and they almost never seem to be in a hurry, but move in a certain rhythm as if in tune with life. Blessings.
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
we should never top trying to succeed but we also have to work our way slowly and surely. all things worth having are those things that are worth waiting.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Sep 11
Hi midnightbliss, Thank you for sharing this and it's true that anything worth having is worth waiting for. There is a rhythm to nature and we always do best when we keep pace, not too fast, not to slow. Those who live a long happy life have found that truth. Blessings.