In a world that's so fast-paced, with information at our fingertips, we tend to overwhelm ourselves in the race to keep up. While our interconnected society has opened up its technological doors to show us that we can answer our own questions faster than it takes to ask an expert, it leaves us disinterested in the quality of the source. It also implants a fierce competitive trait where we may not have had one before and we're often left feeling like we're not up to par.
Steps to know you're suffering from the "Too Fast-Paced Phenom" -
- Your boss sent you an email on Saturday at 5am and you're stressed about not responding right away.
- Linked In posted a new job 1 hour ago and you're sweating because you haven't applied yet.
- You're constantly hitting the 'Refresh' button because, not only are you not sending information fast enough, you're not receiving it fast enough.
We're not able to snap our fingers and "I dream of Genie" ourselves back to the land before instant gratification, so what should we do?
Stop complicating things that should be simple -
Most of the jobs I've excelled in were not due to my resume or even past experience. I was praised for having a positive attitude, communicating effectively, problem solving and most importantly, contributing to an enjoyable work environment. All of these traits require a certain level of confidence which I credit my solo travel experiences for.
The skills that can't be taught are the ones that matter the most, so keep a sunny disposition!
In case the topic doesn't make it obvious, I'm back to the 9-5 grind. At this moment I'm quite happy about it. My sister is getting married in 2014 and I plan to take my MOH (Maid of Honor) duties very seriously. ;) Over the next several months I'm sticking to short trips, rather than long-term travel.
In the words of David Bowie -
It's hard to call anything "boring" when I'm home in New England. This summer has been everything a summer should be. Saturday I'm off to Newport, Rhode Island. I will be sure to share the day's events.