It’s a fact that there is never enough time. Try as we might, we’re always in a losing battle with this measurement.
There are never enough hours in the day, and never enough minutes in every hour. While we can always be incredibly efficient, we can never do everything.
And that isn’t a bad thing.
When we start to assume that we can do it all, we start to push ourselves to do things faster and faster. The problem with fast is that it rarely leads to fulfillment, and since we want what we do to always be meaningful, we should seek fulfillment first, and speed second (or maybe even third).
When we “take our time,” we have more time to think and reflect. And, when we have more time to think and reflect, we’re infinitely more effective than when we have to make a decision “on the fly.”
Certainly there will be times when we have to make those super-quick decisions. And, in those scenarios, speed is of the utmost importance. However, those situations arise rarely, and in those often unfortunate circumstances, it is often more about making a decision than necessarily the quality of the decision itself.
Leading for fulfillment means taking the time we need to not only get the job done, but get it done well. Our impact on those we serve will always be remembered by how we lead, rather than how quickly.