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Don’t You Run Too Fast! #FridayReflections

Grandma’s hands used to issue out a warning, baby don’t you run too fast, there might be snakes in that grass .  .  .
– Bill Withers

How often have you been cooking and you’re waiting for something to start boiling and it seems to be taking it’s own time? If you’re like me, sometimes you might try to turn the heat up a little more. What happens then? The dish that required a slow boil gets overheated and doesn’t taste half as good as it was meant to be.

Don't You Run Too Fast

Don’t You Run Too Fast!

Too often our impatience causes us to have accidents, spoil projects and relationships. We want things to happen and we want them now. How difficult it is for us to realize that everything happens at the right time!

Worry, fear and frenzied activity will get us nowhere. In my life, I’ve made very bad choices when I was impatient and couldn’t wait for the right time to come. But once I tuned in to my inner self more, I began to learn patience and to know that the best things in life can’t be hurried – like finding your passion, like finding the best partner for yourself.

Sometimes I forget the lessons I’ve learned and I get impatient and worried. I’ve got a tendency to attempt to help people, sometimes not allowing them to help themselves. I try to micromanage (is that one word?)  to the point of turning them off. I worry and fret about the outcome of their decisions, not realizing that everyone learns through trial and error.

So while remembering not to run too fast myself, I must remember to let others run at their own pace too.

Bill Withers’ grandma’s advice was sound and just what I needed to read. What advice have you heard or read recently that resonated with you?


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  1. Shalzmojo Shalzmojo November 19, 2018

    Sane advice Corinne and I can relate to the micromanagaing bit! I too get impatient at times and have a go at things before they have matured!

  2. Esha M Dutta Esha M Dutta November 16, 2018

    Good advice pours in from everywhere but I find that oftentimes I’m not as receptive to it as I’d like to be and so they sadly dissipate into nowhere. It takes some effort from the other side to convince me of things and that’s where Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic comes into the picture. Recently, I was gifted this book and it has managed to poke me, nudge me and chide me at getting back to my creative self, after ‘n’ number of breaks stalled many of my plans for good, this second half of the year. At a time when I was almost succumbing to the adversities, it forced me to shift my focus back into writing and delving deeper into creativity. My #FridayReflections post this week will elaborate more on this. 🙂

  3. BellyBytes BellyBytes November 16, 2018

    The best advice I read somewhere this week was “Dream big but keep those dreams to yourself, in your mind. You don’t need to announce it to the world, they only need to drive yourself higher.”
    Very often I find that in my enthusiasm to share my ideas with the world I blab and find that they often come to nought.

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