“If you weren’t so fast, you wouldn’t be so slow”
I tweeted that yesterday morning, and realized it made perfect sense in my head, but probably is confusing to others. The best way I can explain it is with examples:
We all remember our parents calling young girls “fast.” With these girls pre-occupation with sex, makeup, boys, etc. at a young age made them slip up in scholastics and actual learning/planning for the future. Those girls where the ones behind, or slow, when it came to graduating from college and making plans for the future. Essentially, being “fast” in one area effectively slowed them down in greater development toward adulthood.
There is also the person pursuing something (a business proposition, a production, etc.) before they really have the means too. The means could be time, money, or just mental/emotional stability. Without the proper means, the result is being halted or regressed because of improper planning/resources. In the end, time is spent and wasted trying to regain footing that was lost by coming through the gates too fast.
The moral of the story is that rushing into things too quickly can put you in a two steps forward and three steps back situation. Take things at your own speed, not anyone else's. Be honest with yourself about the speed you can handle so that when you do take off, you won’t have to look back.