“I’m late!  I’m late!  I’m late for a very important date!”  You will be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know that famous line from Alice in Wonderland.  But can you remember what the white rabbit was late for?  I know I can’t.

 

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I’ve always been an observer.  Hell, I even took an observational behavior class in college and found it fascinating.  I’ve been trying to not rush so much in my every day life, not to take things for granted and to be kinder to others.  If only, the feelings were reciprocated.

 

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In my former life, I worked mostly from home and didn’t have a lot of interaction with large amounts of strangers.  The more I’m out, the more I’m horrified by our fast food, instant gratification society.  What has happened in the last ten years?  Is it social media where we can up-to-the-minute news and no longer have to wait? Or does it distract us from paying attention to other deadlines and alarms in our lives, so that we are in a rush to get where we are going or to complete a project?

 

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I’m not sure what the answer is or what the factors that led us here, but I sure hope we can make a change…and quick…or we might miss the important things in life that happen when we wait.

It is a well known fact of life that when you are in a hurry, mistakes are made, people hurt or annoyed and no wins in the end.  The next time you find yourself in a hurry, whether it be driving, talking, working or anything in life, think about who your rushed life benefits and affects.

In business, I believe the saying is

Your lack of planning is not my emergency.
Truer words have not been spoken.  Think ahead, plan and execute within a reasonable amount of time in your everyday life and you won’t miss those important things in life or have to read about everyone else’s moments on Facebook.

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