“Too much, too fast” is a phrase that we say on a regular basis around our house. It’s a simple phrase so it does not apply to every situation, but because of the personalities of my wife and myself it is a great reminder for us.
If you are under stress, heartache, or successive failure – it’s probably due to trying to do too much, too fast.
Later in the day I was listening to a great show, where the host was enthusiastically telling of a new group he is starting, with a monthly membership fee of $97 per month, if you join in a short period of time. This group would help me & might be a good model for something I might do in the future too, for a different audience.
I stressed over it, I would need to join before the February 1st, but could not get past the one year commitment & $97 price tag.
Then someone liked my statement on Facebook. I went and looked at it again and the stress went away.
In the future the price will probably be more than $97 per month and I am ok with that for a few more things will be in place:
- my wife will no longer be pregnant
- my businesses will have more success
- I will have more free time, or margin in my life
At this point the phrase Too Much, Too Fast is helping me to not row my boat, but sail as I should. I want to cross the ocean, but have this natural tendency to do it all under my own power which is impossible for me.
For other people, those who naturally will just drift, this phrase is dangerous. If you are comfortable with where you are, with no vision you are fighting for, or if you do not naturally find projects to do … don’t take this on. Instead ask the question “what can I do?”
That has never been me, or my wife. We gain a vision & fight to make it so.
There should be three questions in your mind now: