130: Rush or flow

There’s a deadline coming.

Does that make you feel like rushing?

Me too. Here’s an alternative:

  • Rushing means doing things while flustered. Rushing loses time to task-switching, acting before thinking deeply, creating then re-creating in order to arrive at the right output.
  • Flowing means doing things while calm. Flowing thinks deeply before acting, enabling the first output to be the right output. No waste.

When there’s a lot to do (and there always is) the temptation is to rush, to go fast, to skid around corners.

When we recognize the urge to rush, switching to flowing means the same output, but no skid marks.

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