“Wise people are careful and stay out of trouble, but fools are careless and quick to act.”
(Proverbs 14:16, NCV)
I can be real careless at times, well…maybe lots of times. lol. But maybe, if we are careful enough not to make halfhearted decisions which we may regret later, and quick enough not to put important things off for too long, we can avoid at least 50% of the mistakes we might have done.
I noticed that the more we hurry the lesser things we accomplish. Why? Because, when we hurry, we are prone to more mistakes. And mistakes take more time and resources because you’ll have to repeat or redo them all over again. And when we hurry the more we tend not notice the small yet important things that you might lose while you are running around trying to finish everything in a snap. Just think of it like packing up for a trip just an hour before the flight only to find that you forgot your passport at home. Well, I’m not telling you not to hurry when you got that short of time, it’s just that we are much more prone to carelessness and mistakes when we are hurrying up.
Another downside of hurrying up is that it consumes a lot of your energy. You’ll find that you are greatly exhausted compared to the worker who is working on things in his comfortable pace. And he may end up with a better work done looking all cool and calm.
But…this also not an excuse for slacking off. You’ll never get anything done if you will keep on putting things off. Work on it no matter how slow you are. Keep working and make sure you enjoy the process. And don’t mind those overachievers who can accomplish great things at only very short period of time. Let’s face it, not all of us are born geniuses. But we can always strive to be better than ourselves every day. We might not be able to outsmart Einstein, but at least lets just try to outsmart our previous selves whenever we can by learning continuously at every opportunity that knocks on our door.
So, that’s my Bible Sunday post. Think, reflect and take time to grow. Have a blessed day! 😀