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The Need for Speed

By Preston Ely on Oct 02, 2013

The Law of Supersonic Speed that I just made up states that the more people think you move comically fast, the more you’re probably moving at the right speed. And the more successful you will be in general. You need to do everything you do that is work- or self-improvement-related at a dizzyingly fast pace. There is a time to relax, and it’s usually not now.

Your job is to be The Road Runner in a world full of Wile E Coyotes. If we were to put this into an equation, it would look like this:

personal speed + most people being slow = you becoming wealthier than everyone else on the planet and them wishing they had your car

The faster you move, the more you get done. So if you’re not moving fast, you have to stop and ask yourself, “Do I really want to accomplish anything? Or am I just fooling myself?”

If you are not tormented by the tragedy of there being only 24 hours in a day, and you’re just like “Hey, I don’t care how many hours there are,” then you need prayer. I’m actually going to stop this article right now and ask everyone to take a moment and pray for you.

[Prayer time: 1 second]
 

Fast with Purpose

When you wake up in the morning, your first thought should be, “Well thank God that’s over; let’s get back to it!”

I remember when I first started down the road of self-improvement listening to a John C. Maxwell audio where he talked about how he woke up every morning excited to see what great things he was going to make happen that day. I couldn’t relate to that even a little bit. I woke up every morning dreading to see what terrible things were going to happen to me that day. I couldn’t even imagine feeling how he said he felt in that audio. I thought he was lying, to be quite honest.

But he wasn’t. Now I feel that very same way.

Your time on earth is limited, and much is expected of you. People’s lives depend on you getting your act together. This is not just about you. You need to learn, love, give and accomplish as much as you possibly can in the short number of days that has been allotted to you.

Exercise fast.

Work fast.

Talk fast.

When you fast from eating? Fast fast.

Think fast.

[3:32 pm] Hang on I gotta go to Starbucks real quick.

[3:37 pm] OK, I’m back.

Drive fast.

Read this blog post and everything else you read fast.

Act like you have somewhere to be and something to do at all times. Better yet, have somewhere to be and something to do at all times.

Like this penguin for instance:

See those other penguins in the background? They’re going to get way less fish that day. And their chances of procreating are about a tenth of that purposeful penguin. He’s probably on his way to get some sardines and a wife right this very second, from the looks of it.
 

You can’t afford to take it easy. Things are changing too rapidly. Life is moving too fast. You can either move with it or get run over and left behind. Take your pick.

And life doesn’t care whether you like it or not. It will destroy you regardless.

Unless you keep it moving.

Find a reason to live that inspires you to move. It exists. The faster you find it the better.

 

Recommended Reading: It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business —Jason Jennings

Wisdom to Memorize: "Fast tempo is essential for success; do it, fix it, try it!" -- Brian Tracy

Affirmation: I have a reason to live and do everything fast.

 

This post originally appeared at WakeWealthy.com.

Preston Ely

Preston Ely is founder and CEO of RealEstateMogul.com, an Inc. magazine "Fastest Growing Company." He has built and sold multiple businesses and was recently voted one of Fast Company's "Most Influential People On The Internet." He makes $0 a year teaching success principles; he makes millions of dollars a year applying them to his own life and businesses. He writes articles for SUCCESS.com for the fun of it. Check him out at PrestonEly.com.

 

 

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