Make Haste Slowly

Woman in Black Turtleneck Sweater Sitting on Brown Wooden Chair
Photo by Liza Summer

“Make haste slowly.”- Augustus

Take care of yourself. Take one step at a time. Do one thing at a time. It is your life. Do not play with it. If you do not take care of it, who do you think is going to do it for you?

Slow down. There is no need to run. What belongs to you will never leave you. All you need to do right now is to focus on what is going on in your life.

What you do today takes care of where you are going. But if you do not take one step at a time, if you do not “make haste slowly”, you will not see what is around you. Think about that.

You Cannot Be All Things To All People

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Photo by Veeterzy

Hermann Hesse famously said, “A man cannot live intensely except at the cost of the self.” You cannot live your life on the road. You need to rest. Take time to reconnect with yourself. You need it. The world will continue without you. Your work will continue without you. If you want to enjoy yourself, you must stop running. You must stop being all things to all people.

Life is precious. Don’t abuse your life. You are here to live, not to exist. Until you take care of yourself, you will never have the chance to enjoy your life.