I like to do things quickly. This includes peeing, running, cooking (or burning food rather), doing errands, cleaning my house, and getting ready for the day. I like life in the fast lane, though at times, because of this, I have to force myself to move over a few lanes and take it easy.
This week my mind and heart have been heavy with decision making and soul searching, and after a tremendous amount of reflection and counsel from friends, the overwhelming epiphany was that everyone’s life is on a different timeline. I need not rush matters of the heart or mind just because I am used to living on a fast timeline, no more than someone who wants to lose weight can rush results. Simply put, everyone’s timeline in life looks different.
You can’t force change, change happens. No different than fashion’s natural progression that has developed as a result of the decades as displayed in the above silhouette images, we too are constantly crafting our own lifestyle. The key to optimizing your own natural timeline of change is to be open to change. I may love to do everything at super speed, but speed is not always good. In order to properly hear the inner-workings of my heart and soul, I must more open to adding more slower paced moments to my day.
Live life on your own timeline. Allow yourself to change and progress along that timeline, but go at your own pace, or as the French would say, your own rhythm de vivre (rhythm of living).