Encouragementology

What’s the Rush? Thoughtful Advice for the Younger Generation

May 31, 2022

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On this show…we’re taking it easy, slowing down, and examining time in an attempt to answer the seasonal question; what’s the rush? Hindsight, understanding of a situation or event only after it’s happened or developed, is post revelation, not premeditation. People poke fun at this by saying; Hindsight is 20/20 meaning only NOW do you see clearly what you should have seen then. A reminder I like to vocalize is, that you only know what you know. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to have everything figured out from the get-go. And even though the older generation is right there with the formidable experience lecture and an ample supply of “I told you so’s”, most of us still have to walk through the fire to realize it’s hot. 

That doesn’t mean the advice is not sitting on the ready. There is plenty of it and for good reason. We’ve all rushed life, made mistakes, experienced failures, learned valuable lessons, and somehow, figured out how to soldier on. This is good stuff and definitely worth sifting through to find your own personal nugget of inspiration. I like to pick those up and plant them deep. Then, when you least expect it, they surface as a valuable reminder and important compass for your journey. 

What’s the rush? I wish I would have taken that question seriously in the early seasons of my life. I was in a rush. Looking back it stems from being fiercely independent and deluded by the thought that I already had most of life figured out. WOW, that seems more than comical to me now. I wanted to hurry up and take every step that life offered, marriage, kids, and career. I never even considered trying to figure out who I was, what I wanted or this mystical idea of a life journey. 

Looking back now I can clearly see that I had no idea who I was or what I wanted and my journey, well that started much later after repeated life wrecks and a realization that there had to be a better way. I’ll share more about some of my learning throughout but let’s explore this idea from multiple angles.

Abayomi Omoogun shares some ideas on why This Is What You Should Aim For Instead Of Rushing Through Life - Don’t try to rush things that need time to grow.

Sura a meditation coach shines a light on Why We Rush Through Life, an article shared on huffingtonpost.com 

Crystal Raypole explores and informs with her article: Hurry Sickness Is a Thing — Here’s Why You Might Want to Slow Down found at healthline.com

Over at 60plusclub.com I found some delightful advice that spans ages 5-75. Each giving advice to someone younger than them. 

CHALLENGE: slow down, take a breath, and make time to get to know yourself. You’re changing naturally, with every experience, challenge, success, and failure so take your time instead of being in a rush. 

I Know YOU Can Do It!

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