On Rushing

A person with a briefcase rushing on the street.

Rushing seems like it can get you to where you want to go faster. You don’t hold back, you don’t wait, hesitate, or question; you drive straight through.

Except that the last part rarely happens.

More likely, you stumble on an unexpected obstacle, you make a silly mistake due to rushing and carelessness, and you either get there exactly at the time you would without rushing, or a bit sooner with unexpected consequences and a lot of stress.

Getting there slowly, mindfully, precisely might be more effective. Especially in the long run.