“Hurry is the manifestation of fear . . .”
Being in a hurry is paralyzing! Relaxation is a much better approach to life wouldn't you say?
This life is so hard and overflowing with so much noise and distractions that achieving
success and growing a business takes a lot of mental effort.
That’s why now when I feel rushed, I turn to the silence in my soul . . . (insert owwwwm chant here).
Silence is found in the unhurried soul and it is the unhurried soul that achieves success.
Wattles Wattles in The Science of Being Great says that he who fears NOT has plenty of time.
But I don't feel like it! I feel rushed and see competition all around. As a single mom with two jobs trying to dig her way out of the slavery of her cubical life I’m often hurried in the sense of many things. I’ve had a lot of people come through my life and tell me, ‘Slow is steady and steady is fast.’ Meaning, when you’re hurried you make mistakes (and I’ve made a lot of them!)
But hurry is more than that. Being in a hurry is paralyzing to your purpose. A hurried man is one who is reacting to what he sees rather than acting upon the truth within his soul. Success is not achieved by reacting in this way.
I told a story in episode 2 of the ANNErgy Cracked podcast about a time I was in Hawaii and needed to buy a pencil. I’d left my car running, ran directly in to the clerk and barked my demand at her, “Where's the pencils?”
She didn’t answer me immediately as my California life had taught me she should. Instead she glared at me like I was a horrible person.
I finally said, "What? You don't have any pencils?”
“Slow down!” she said with a look of disgust that burnt an image in my mind to this day.
As a late blooming entrepreneur I feel behind the eight ball with YouTube videos and funnels, websites, products, books. For gawd sakes it’ll take an entire year to write a decent book. How do these people push them out so quickly? I feel overwhelmed and hurried. Sometimes to the point of giving up.
And here comes Wallace Wattles to say, if you are in a hurry, it is a manifestation of fear.
Put to the test, there’s fear all over my approach to building my business successfully. What’s the fear? It’s that I’m too late, I’ve missed the boat and I’ll be stuck in my cubical forever.
NOT SO says Wallace.
Hurry is the manifestation of fear; he who fears NOT has plenty of time.
“If you act with perfect faith in your own perceptions of truth, you will never be too late or too early; and nothing will go wrong,” says Wallace.
He suggests that whenever you feel hurried to stop all you are doing and sit back and evaluate what you're doing and where you're going. He says to never build out of competition (I’ll be talking about that in future posts and podcasts).
In that time of stepping back I measure my moments with these questions:
1. Why are you in a hurry?
2. What are you afraid of?
3. Are you losing faith in yourself to build your business?
4. Are you building out of your own creative imagination or trying to copy someone else?
5. Are you having a good time and enjoying what you’re doing?
Inevitably I find that whenever I feel hurried that I’m certainly not in the right spirit of building my business.
Stopping all I am doing and asking myself those questions allows me to gain the mental strength to ignore the noise of competition and find my way back to the creativity of my own soul.
I remember and say Wallace’s words, “I’m building this business out of my own creativity and imagination. I don’t need to hurry. I will never be too late or too early; and nothing will go wrong.”
I invite you to join me and stop the madness in your soul. There is no hurry, no competition and no fight.
Just enjoyment of the journey.
May your days be unhurried and creating your creations bring you joy always.