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THOUGHT OF THE DAY   |   FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Work Speed or Skills & Focus?

Every time I’d hear some ‘guru’ saying that in order to be successful we need to super-charge the work speed and work fast, I used to feel like a failure. “Jeez man, it’s not happening that fast…” this thought would run through my mind. But today, it dawned on me…

Whoever said that you must work fast in order to be successful, they ‘forgot’ (for whatever reason) to mention: this ‘work faster’ rule applies only to the repeating tasks they have been performing over and over again.

 

If, for example, I try to increase the speed of work in my early stages of a new career, going through tasks I’ve never done before, it would just mean:

  1. Overlooking too many important details.
  2. Coming back to redo the same job (again and again).
  3. Wasting a lot of time, as a result.
  4. Poor outcome, or even failure, in the end.

 

When working on something new, I chose to:

  1. Prepare well (do in-depth research & learn).
  2. Think through everything in greatest detail.
  3. Be flexible & ready to change things quickly
  4. Avoid trying to be perfect (this can actually kill you).
  5. Screw what everybody else says, and stay FOCUSED.

 

The work speed will come along with developing skills and new habits, naturally.

Only once on a right track, I’d start pushing myself daily, for a fast & faster work. Until then, it’s all about laying a solid foundation. For a long-term success.

And this does take time. Mr. ‘guru’…

What realization was to open up your eyes today? Share your experiences and thoughts below!

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Every time I'd hear some ‘guru’ saying that in order to be successful we need to super-charge the work speed and work fast, I used to feel like a failure. "Jeez man, it's not happening that fast…" this thought would run through my mind. But today, it dawned on me…

Whoever said that you must work fast in order to be successful, they failed (for whatever reason) to mention: this 'work faster' rule applies only to the repeating tasks you perform over and over again.

If, for example, you try to increase the speed of work in your early stages of a new career, going through tasks you've never done before, it would just mean:

Overlooking too many important details.
Coming back to redo the same job (again and again).
Wasting a lot of time, as a result.
Poor outcome, or even failure, in the end.
Talking from experience, when developing something new you have to:

Prepare well (do in-depth research & learn).
Think through everything in greatest detail.
Be flexible & open to change things quickly (or even start from a beginning, if you have to).
Avoid trying to be perfect (this can actually kill you).
Screw what everybody else says, and stay FOCUSED.
The work speed will come along with developing skills and new habits, naturally.

Only once on a right track, I'd start pushing myself daily, for a fast & faster work. Until then, it’s all about laying a solid foundation.

And this does take time. Mr. 'guru'...

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2 Comments

  • Michelle
    Just wow! I really need to take a look at how I do things and rethink... I'm always like, if I don't get high results at the tests or on my essay, I don't deserve to take up a place in school. Someone that's "better" might miss the chance because of me
  • William V Vysniauskas

    I’d say you're very fine to aim for high results, Michelle. Maybe just a matter of ‘how bad you want it’?

     

    But if you want it fast, to my experience, any ‘fast’ does take time to master.

     

    For example, to create these 1min long videos, the 1st one took me half a day. I was taking LOOONG time to understand all steps, and making sure to set up everything properly.

     

    As a result, second video took less than 30mins. After few more I started doing these videos in under 5mins. It was just a matter of developing a systematic approach, new skills, and habits to serve long-term.

     

    Not to forget to mention, it worked out well this time ONLY because I've practiced with similar things before, and learned from mistakes done in a past. I used to be all over the place, trying to be ‘fast’!

     

    I still wonder why some of those guys out there do not mention these details. It’s like ‘You HAVE to be fast. You HAVE to be best.’ Sure sir! It comes with time and a lot of practice. Often, naturally.

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