I'm the type of person who wants everything done in a hurry. I take the turnpike to get to my destination quicker. Despite how much or how little time I’ve spent developing an idea, I want it to come to fruition ... fast.
But even in the midst of my need for speed, life sometimes forces me into a standstill.
Take traffic jams, for instance. In that pause, I take the opportunity to slow my thoughts just enough to grab a moment of solace. I remember that those who go fast often get hurt, that in those moments of “hurry up and live,” we fail to experience the beauty in simple moments. And once the traffic starts to move again, I always realize that I enjoyed the stillness.
Moments like these remind me that slowing down to recharge and refocus is something we can choose to do at any time—not just when we're bumper to bumper.