My boss walked in the room and gave me a hand written document to type up and email to her, I grab the document and without even thinking through what I have been asked I rush to carry out the task without giving it a lot of thought. After that I go to my to-do list and tick that task off and I move on to the next task. I tick off a lot of tasks and I am proud of myself, I have gone through a lot of tasks very quickly. For me looking at how many tasks have completed constituted a successful day. I go into work the next day and my boss is not happy with the standard of my work, the other managers are not happy with the quality of the work I have been doing for them, this is not what i wanted, I always want to do better. I go to work the next day with a new perspective and a determination to do better. I looked back at my life and i realised that I have been rushing through life; I have not been one those people who stop and enjoy a moment, for me it has always been how fast or quickly I can get something done. I never used to take time to enjoy any success that might come out from undertaking the task.
There a lot of other people out there who are just rushing through life everyday without taking a moment to learn and improve. If you do not stop and think about what you are doing and how you are supposed to do it better, you are going to hit a wall before you know it. If you ask a lot of people if they have a plan at the beginning of the week, the answer will be no, this is because they are just rushing through life. They think that the more they do the successful they become when in reality they are not getting any better because their performance is fast but not good. The first thing you have to do if you want to stop rushing is figure what goal you want to achieve and work out the steps you need to take to achieve that goal. Whatever you are doing, take a moment and ask yourself if you are learning or just rushing through life.