The Power of Taking Your Time

Military members often live by the manta “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast” as a way of saying if you approach a task too quickly you’ll often make mistakes and have to repeat it several times to get it done right. How many professionals today are burned out and frustrated, have negative relationships with their superiors, subordinates, and even their families at home? How many of these efforts are a result of moving too fast through life?

After leaving active duty military service I decided to take some time to think, read, run, and relax as I considered my options moving into the future. My family was with me, and we approached the transition together as a team. My goal for process was to carefully consider what brought us to that point and how we would move forward in a way that provided for our wants and needs while achieving significant personal and professional development.

Within weeks this led to a firm offer with a world class organization that provided us with all those things and more. Planning time to take stock of your resources and matching them to your goals is tremendously valuable.