‘Hustle culture’ will disagree with this statement: focusing on direction creates better business results than focusing on speed. In the world of business and entrepreneurship, we’re constantly told to “hustle” and “move fast.”
We’re encouraged to work long hours, take risks, and push ourselves to the limit in pursuit of success. And while there’s no denying that hard work and determination are important, there’s one thing that’s even more crucial to your success: direction.
Yes, you read that right. Direction is more important than speed.
You might be thinking, “But isn’t speed what gets things done? Isn’t that the key to success?”
While it’s true that speed can be important, it’s not the only factor at play. In fact, if you’re going too fast and not paying attention to where you’re headed, you’re likely to end up going in the wrong direction – or worse, crashing and burning.
On the other hand, if you take the time to map out your route and focus on your direction, you might not get there as quickly, but you’ll ultimately reach your destination. And when it comes to business and entrepreneurship, it’s not about how fast you get there – it’s about getting there at all.
So the next time you’re feeling the pressure to go fast in pursuit of your goals, take a step back and ask yourself, “Am I heading in the right direction?” It might take a little longer to get there, but ultimately, it will be worth it.
It is not about how fast you go, it’s about where you’re going.
What are your thoughts about direction vs speed as vectors for your career or business?