Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Slow is smooth

Yesterday I reminded people to "Take Five" and I did receive some kind notes that they, in fact took that advice. Yet, although we schedule in time to take five, do we really take the time to enjoy it?

There is a saying in shooting, "Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast." So many of the people I work with say they don't get that phrase; well, that's okay, because you soon will.

In shooting just like in our everyday lives, we are always against the clock and when we focus on the clock, that is when things start to get out of hand. For example, in shooting, we drop things, forget a step to our shot process, which means we force a shot and that means a cuss word is about to come out —it happens. In everyday life, when we rush, we forget lunches, bills, paperwork that needs to be turned in, small things that just make us more stressed because it just spirals out of control.

Now, when we slow it down, see it, feel it, move with it, that is called the "Zone" which is exactly where you want to be. Do your steps!

By doing each one of your steps, just like you do in practice, just like you do every other time, there is plenty of time. Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

Champions make it look easy because they do their steps, slowly and smoothly, which makes them look fast and God Like.

"Slow is smooth and smooth is  fast."

Always Sitting Always in Motion


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