I was sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn green. Just as it was about to turn, a young man on a skateboard came flying into the intersection. He clearly didn’t want to wait and was moving quickly. As the light turned green, he flipped the skateboard over and rolled across the intersection. Luckily he got up unharmed. Everyone at the intersection was paying attention and didn’t move when the light turned green. Disaster averted.
But that’s not always the case. We have all had times when in haste to get something done, the results were less than optimal. Rushing can lead to setting sites on the finish line – like crossing the street, but not recognizing the hazards around. There is a difference between moving quickly and deliberately and rushing. The difference is that risks are identified and mitigated. Are you moving quickly and deliberately or are you rushing things?