Just Slow Down (once in a while)

It happens too often. sounds like  the story of our life. Stop me if it sounds too familiar.

We’re intensively running in a race: getting the right degree, the right job, the right career path, the right decisions that will make us look in hindsight and say: we made the right thing.

But maybe we didn’t  and maybe we end up try to get it all, but we’re just end up catching a tiger by it’s tail.

Sometimes you just cannot have it all., and you’re just then overwhelmed but your attempts.

You’re overwhelmed, over-worn and then also noticed something and say: “wait a minute, where were I during my 20’s and 30’s, What did I do, where did I go, what tastes I’ve tried and which paths and trails I’ve walked. and your flashback of entire decade is just a quick fast movie of all of the same colleague-work-get a family routine.

You should run entire flashback full of colors that make “marvel comics” movie intros looks pale.

If that’s the case: then you had/having it the right way.

Cause, all in all. We are just temporary studs in this world, a bypassing one time visitors.

The time is now. Live the moments that would last forever in your memory.

Live like richest Millionaire, die like the poorest peasant.

and one more thing. If you do have a chance, then just slow down. run in spirits, hell yeah- get bigger, faster, and have no limits to your aspiration. But remember to just slow down every once in awhile.

Take a big breath and just pause from the entire world. make it freeze for a moment, put your world aside, let the entire

‘stage’ to stay still and the actors the scene to stay still and don’t move.

And then- then just enjoy the music.


You’d better slow down

Don’t dance so fast

Time is short

The music won’t last

Slow Dance  davidlweatherford

Have you ever watched kids

on a merry-go-round

Or listened to the rain

slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight

Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down

Don’t dance so fast

Time is short

The music won’t last

Do you run through each day

on the fly

When you ask “How are you?”

do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,

do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores

running through your head?

You’d better slow down

Don’t dance so fast

Time is short

The music won’t last

Ever told your child,

We’ll do it tomorrow

And in your haste,

not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,

Let a good friendship die

‘Cause you never had time

to call and say “Hi”?

You’d better slow down

Don’t dance so fast

Time is short

The music won’t last

When you run so fast to get somewhere

You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift….

Thrown away…

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

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Arie Shpanya

Arie Shpanya

I'm co-founder & CEO @ Wiser, second time entrepreneur, bootstrapper, learner, and writer. I live in San Francisco. This is where I share my thoughts.

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