Oftentimes, you have no idea how fast you’re going until you stop - or are forced to pull over by the police like I was more than 20 years ago when I got my first (and only) speeding ticket.
Every once in a while I’d talk to someone (hi Ma!) and they’d hear all I was up to and advise me to slow down. I didn’t heed their warnings though because I was convinced I was invincible, they just couldn’t hack it, and that they didn’t want me to outpace them. (Can you say, “delusional”?!)
Consider me your life police officer. (I always did like a good uniform.) I’m pulling you over and asking you a question you likely don’t know the answer to – how fast are you going?
I want you to bee buzzing, but not burned-out. Just being aware of your pace can help with that.
Recently, I pulled myself over. I slowed down and eventually, I stopped. I’m actually still moving while being still, that’s how much has been going on – and not just physically.
That’s important to remember if you’re in creation mode or think a lot – you can max out by using your mind too.
Slowing down and stopping isn’t exactly easy. The faster you’re going, unless you crash (please don’t) it’s going to take a bit longer to brake.
Think about when you’re driving. When you’re going really fast, you can really only see what’s ahead. The slower you go, the more you notice – while still moving forward.
Now, I’m not suggesting that you turn on cruise control. Not at all. There will be times in life when you move faster than others, get stalled, stay stalled, creep along, and speed along. It’s just important to be aware at all times.
I can’t lie, I need to hear this too because I’ve been having a hard time with slowing down.
Why? Oh you know…the thought that I “should” be doing this or that...the guilt for not pleasing certain people...the fear that everyone will move forward and I’ll never catch up…
(Oh, and there’s more but I’ve saved it for the podcast.)
That’s all CRAP. And I know it.
I don’t “need” to do anything. No one is putting a gun to my head telling me I have to do certain things. (Thank God!) And I’m guessing no one is doing that to you either?
So why the guilt? Is it because I was raised Catholic? That’s certainly part of it. ;)
Seriously, though, guilt is a wasted emotion. It just makes you feel bad and who needs that? I choose to feel good. And guilt doesn’t fit into that category.
Also, have you ever noticed that when you give yourself permission to do what you need to do for you, you give the people around you permission to do the same? It’s a pretty cool phenomenon! If you don’t learn from somebody else, be an example for others by taking the lead.
And as for feeling that if I slow down everyone will get ahead of me, well that’s just silly. We’re all running a different race. I know that. I just tend to forget and that’s okay - as long as I get back on track.
So, I want you to get on track, “bee” aware of your pace and stay on track, buzzing along.
Well, my sweet honey bee, if you liked this, chances are someone you know might too. I’d “bee” ever so grateful if you spread The Buzz with the links below so we can get more and more people feeling good and buzzed!
Until next time...
Amy, The Queen Bee NYC
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