“Winners take action and move fast!” – Random Bad Guru
Partially true advice, as always. However, our desire to optimize for speed compromises nearly everything that’s actually important.
People think things like:
“I want delicious food, but I want it fast.” – Now you get McDonalds, b/c it’s fast but now not so delicious.
“I want to get rich, but I want it fast.” – Now you waste time with get rich quick schemes or take too much risk.
“I want purified water, but I want it fast.” – Now Brita is the market leader, but filters far worse than the slower filters.
“I want to buy a great business, but I want to buy it fast.” – Now you don’t evaluate the business thoroughly and you get scammed.
Lewis Howes in his podcast is always doing the same thing to his guests where he tries to push them to achieve their goals faster.
FASTER IS NOT BETTER – Truth Cake.
Lewis Howes tries to get Alex Hermozi to “get to 100 million faster.” But Alex doesn’t want that – Alex wants to remain in lower risk behavior that will allow him to weather economic storms. Same thing for Grant Cardone where Lewis pushed him and Grant is talking about how it takes time to find proper deals.
You can screw up any endeavor by going too fast. – Truth Cake.
Usually speed comes with bad decisions, higher risk, higher stress, and other highly undesirable things.
I’ve talked before about determining what part of a goals attainment that you’re optimizing for. All attributes that you optimize for come at a sacrifice of other attributes inherently. However, optimizing specially for speed tends to seriously harm the other attributes of a goals attainment.
What’s a goal you had where when you tried to go fast, you realized that was the cause of serious problems?