We live in a hyper-growth world. Constantly sprinting from one meeting to another. Multitasking in between. Scaling. Pushing. Adjusting. Pivoting. All as quick as possible. Sounds great right?
As we should all be constantly learning, the question remains: how are we supposed to be developing skills or a new talent at break neck speeds? We can’t.
Ben Hogan, known for having the technically best golf swing ever, used to practice so slow that the ball would only move a few inches after making contact. Why did he do it? It allowed him to analyze every step and make corrections.
Slowing things down to learn, I mean really learn, is essential. I know what you’re thinking: move fast and break things! Right? Well that’s a great mind-set to build a company, but to build a skill you’ll often grow faster and retain more knowledge by slowing down. Why is the tortoise known for strategically winning the race? He works smarter, not harder.
It’s not always how fast you can do something, but how well. Now go win that race.