S:0208 Principle: Pacing

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)

 

A friend, David Ludwick, is an architect. A piece of advice he was given early in his career was to “never draw more in the morning than you can erase in the afternoon.”

Think about it. You will make mistakes in life. You will take actions that you will want to correct. To know that is to be realistic about life.

But many people seem to think that because today’s pace is so fast there is no time to stop and correct things, unless they get really loud or painful.

Successful people know that that approach will, sooner or later, fold in upon itself. Successful people know to regularly stop and unravel things, correcting what needs correcting, then take new actions from there.

This is effective pacing.

 

Coaching Point: What has to happen to get you to stop and correct things?

 

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