Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pace Yourself

Post written by Raymund Tamayo


“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates

Our world is becoming more and more competitive.

‘Blank’ got a new PS3, gotta have one, too! ‘Blank’ is now promoted as manager, gotta get promoted, too! I saw the ‘Blanks’ at Sumo Sam in Facebook, gotta eat there, too! The ‘Blanks’ are now in Singapore, gotta get there, too!

And because of that, people are becoming more and more busy.

It’s as if being busy has become a status symbol: the busier you are, the more important and wealthier you must be.

The problem with busy is that, it never ends.

When we are always busy, life speeds up, making our senses numb to appreciate its every day simple pleasures.

And as our life speeds up, it’s tempting to run faster and accomplish more.

To be more of what others expect us to be. Rather than being the way God designed us to be. Just the way we are.

Pace yourself.

Slow down.

Breathe.

Remember the pleasure of doing – and enjoying – one thing at a time.

After all, you don’t reach worthwhile goals in a flurry of movement, but through single-minded focus, patience, and a quiet resolve.

“Often, people work long hard hours at jobs they hate to earn money to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like.” – Nigel Marsh 
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