Is Speed Costing You a Fortune?
We do everything fast these days. Here’s an example:
We quickly scan an e-mail. Then we quickly respond.
But we miss important points. So we end up asking a question about a point that was already covered.
Here’s another example – have you ever received a text message and said, “Huh?”
Sometimes we choose the quickest medium for us to get a message out. We fail to think about the best medium for the message we want to deliver.
We text when we should e-mail.
We e-mail when we should call.
We call when we should meet face-to-face.
In other words, we waste time my moving too fast. And, as we all know, time is money. Speed is costing us a fortune!
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We want to share two thoughts about speed today:
Speed and efficiency
BIGG success is life on your own terms. Terms are incredibly important. Many people think the terms speed and efficiency walk hand-in-hand.
However, you can be efficient without being fast. And you can be fast without being efficient.
BIGG success comes from efficiency, not speed. Efficiency is about producing a result without waste.
Of course, the faster you can produce that result, the better. But it’s important to focus first on efficiency, not speed.
As you get more efficient, speed usually follows.
Speed and people
Speed is never the goal when dealing with people.
In fact, speed is often incredibly costly, as in the examples we talked about earlier.
Efficiency isn’t the goal either.
When dealing with people, you want to be effective. Effectiveness, in this context, is about producing a result with full understanding.
When dealing with people, speed can lead to misunderstandings. It can even alienate people. Speed can cost you relationships.
Speed can be your friend. But it can also cost you dearly.
Knowing when to slow down will save you time and money. That leads to BIGG success!
Thanks so much for reading our post today. Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!
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