Slowing down: Why Haste is the Enemy of Perfection and How to Find Balance!
Let’s also talk about how we can slow down our lives!
What we’ll see in this article
What is haste?
What is haste? Haste is the lack of patience, the desire to achieve something very quickly, which can generate anxiety in those who live in a hurry or make haste their career and life.
Haste can also be understood as speed at times, but not to count time and speed, but to bring the understanding that something was fast.
For example, saying that a leader left the meeting hastily almost means that he left the meeting quickly.
Why should I slow down?
This doesn’t mean that you will take a break or stop your responsibilities, on the contrary, it means that you will review your priorities in your career and in your life so that you have more quality with everyone around you.
Slowing down doesn’t mean stopping, but continuing along the same path, achieving the same goals you’ve always wanted, but at a pace that’s fair and healthy for you!
What is the enemy of perfection?
What is the enemy of perfection? Haste is the enemy of perfection, or so the popular saying goes, but both of these statements can be exaggerated, believe me. Out
doing something without haste and planning doesn’t guarantee that it will be perfect.
Perfection may be something you never achieve in your career, but by seeking it you will always be able to be and do the best you can in whatever you do.
Why is haste the enemy of perfection?
When our ideas and tasks are pressed for time, it means that we can’t think cohesively or as planned as we should.
The shortage of time causes our mind to get stuck on a particular task and brings confusion to our mind.
Why is haste the enemy of perfection? As we discussed above, we can see that it is not correct to say that haste is the enemy of perfection, but rather the message of confusion and disorganization that it sends out.
Who says haste is the enemy of perfection?
Haste is the enemy of perfection was said, according to Luísa Lessa (post-doctorate in Lexicology and Lexicography) for the Gazeta do Acre website, by none other than Ruy Barbosa when commenting on the haste with which the Brazilian Civil Code was written.
Ruy Barbosa was a great Brazilian politician and was well known for the quality with which he did everything. He was also well known worldwide for his speech at the Peace Conference in Holland and was nicknamed the “Eagle of The Hague”.
Feeling short of time
“Wow, what a great offer and it’s going to end soon! I can’t miss it!”
Isn’t that how we often feel? Yes, and there are no major problems with that, but you need to be able to understand about planning and maybe that’s not the best time to buy such a product or service, and even maybe it’s not really necessary for you.
The shortage of time makes us think that we are losing quality of life, that we are wasting our day, our morning and we need to change that.
What does slowing down mean?
To slow down is not to stop doing and fulfilling your responsibilities, but to loosen up a little on the demands you make of yourself. Slowing down all the haste with which you live can’t be translated as a break, but rather a re-planning of priorities in your life and career.
Slowing down doesn’t mean doing everything slowly; on the contrary, it can be far removed from the impression that most people have.
Imagine a car running at 110 km/h! It’s a high speed and the driver can slow down to 100 km/h, which is also a great speed on highways and makes driving safer for everyone.
Reasons to slow down
Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons for slowing down our minds and our lives.
Avoid Burnout Syndrome
Burnout is an English word that describes a psychological disorder related to long periods of stress generated by an exhausting job or career. This has become increasingly common and very present in professional circles in any field.
Slowing downavoids physical risks
Slowing down a little will help us avoid physical risks such as strokes and so many other illnesses that could have been avoided if we led a life without so much haste.
Slowing down helpsavoid accidents
Slowing down helps prevent inattention at work and the risk of accidents at work and in your daily routine.
Accidents usually occur when we are in a hurry, do tasks without planning and get distracted because we can no longer focus on just one thing.
Slowing down helps withquality of life
Having the quality of life to spend time with your family and yourself, taking care of your health and being able to enjoy nature without an endless amount of chores is something wonderful, an achievement that few have managed.
Slowing down helps you enjoy what you’ve already achieved in life
Many people still can’t enjoy what they’ve already achieved. He can’t manage a small family trip and can’t even buy something he likes to eat one day a year.
It may seem strange, but many people achieve many things without even being able to enjoy them calmly and peacefully.
Slowing down helps youhave time for your family
Sometimes we have serious problems in the family that only we can solve! You have to make time for it.
Sometimes they are children who need direction in their lives and we simply need to slow down our own to give them direction. This could be with other family members, or with your partner.
Our presence as a family is always essential, believe that and don’t underestimate yourself. You are an essential part of your family.
How to slow down your mind and life: Examples
- Plan your day the day before and make more time for yourself.
- Try to make a routine of going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. In the morning, our minds always work much better and we can have a better quality of life.
- Plan a trip in the medium term and leave everything paid for so that you can enjoy it without a guilty conscience.
- When you leave, leave your cell phone in another room of your house or apartment and don’t be tempted to access social networks or messaging apps.
- Cut down on too many screens, as they can directly affect your sleep. Even leaving and watching TV is not a good option. Try to read more books and avoid screens.
- Also try to review your current job or the format in which you work. Shortening your commute is a great way to gain more time to plan your life better.
- It is also important to review how you are dealing with your work and relating to people in your environment. You may be doing a lot of tasks that could be done by other people and simply delegating them will help a lot in your routine. Delegate and share.
Do your best without rushing
Make the smallest tasks very well done. It will be much more striking for everyone and will bring more respect for your work than if you do a lot of things in a hurry and without the quality that everyone expected and wanted.
Think that some great products sell very little, but are much more valued by the market and generate greater profitability for your company.
What is a waste of time?
In English, the expression “Haste makes waste” is very well used! This means that haste always leads to waste!
When you’re in a hurry to make a product or service, it’s common to have to redo or repair it at another time.
A hastily painted wall is only good for repairing a scribble or something, but a good painter knows that you need to take your time to get the best quality.
What is the synonym for haste?
Haste becomes synonymous with something that has been done without much planning, and this leads to wasted materials, wasted time and, most likely, to a deterioration in your professional image.
You know that professional who keeps running around complaining about how much work he has to do?
It may be important for them to share tasks, delegate and even rethink their own work.
It may also be a simple process that needs to be changed in your company to make your work calmer.
The important thing is that you need to understand that rushing to get things done is actually a waste at almost every moment.
What is a waste of life?
Understanding all of this, we can see that haste is a waste of life and not gaining more life, can you understand that? You need to slow things down in your career and your activities so that you can gain in quality of life and joy.
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