There’s such a thing as doing too much. And we know it when we see it.
We live in a hectic world, always running somewhere: running to catch a flight, running home to have dinner, running to meet a client or a deadline.
So much of our life can be spent running. Chasing something. Sometimes we don’t even know after what.
We need to slow down.
Not “take a vacation” slow down (although right now on this flight home from San Antonio, a vacation sounds awfully good), I mean slow down in our every day lives.
Moving too fast is an invitation for stupid mistakes. It drains the meaningful out of what we do, and inflates the trivial. It makes mediocrity feel like a win.
We’re not supposed to spend our lives putting out fires and fixing mistakes. We’re supposed to avoid the matches in the first place so we never even have to call the fire department.
Some people, some organizations – especially in the public relations world – seem like they are always out there, all the time, hogging the spotlight and yelling above the din. Lesser people would be tempted to match their frequency in a quest for our own feeling of connection and satisfaction. To do as much as they are. We would be wrong.
Fewer, smarter, better campaigns are always preferable to the run-and-gun school of public relations. The news cycle is what it is. And there’s always another one coming.
You’ll get your turn at bat. Make sure you can see the pitch when it comes.