It has been a while, again, since I typed anything up here. I’m not sure exactly why, but I believe that it’s just been a lack of inspiration for posts. I have had some ideas and thought them out rather thoroughly, but I never seemed to sit down and just type them out. Blah.
There is one thing that I have been wondering about; why are we always in a hurry?
I see it way too often. There always seems to be someone around me that never seems to slow down. Why is that? I mean, I do get that some people just can not slow down for everything. They literally live in a different gear from most others, and I suppose that is okay, but why is there such a hurry to do something or get somewhere?
Admittedly, I used to do that. I would be in a hurry to get to work. I would be in a hurry to drive home. I would hurry to get my customers in and out of the door. Okay, that last bit stems from working in the restaurant business for years. You just made more money if you could turn your tables over quickly. My service was still the best that I could give, but I wanted more customers. Waiting tables and living off of tips is no joke, so you do what you have to do.
At some point in my life, I decided that being in a hurry was just not worth it. I have said it before, and I am certain that I will say it many times over.
We are all going to reach our destination. Why should we be in any kind of hurry to get there. Take your time and enjoy the ride.
This can apply to so many different aspects of life whether it is your personal life, your work, or your hobbies. It does not matter in the long run. What does hurrying accomplish? It tends to raise your stress levels for starters.
Now, I do understand that there are times where being in a hurry might be a good idea. I will freely admit that I tend to try to hurry and get things done on Sunday mornings. Why do I do that yet say what I say above? It’s my one day off of work a week, and I would love to make the most of it if I can. I think that maybe I can be forgiven that. I am also sure that there are other instances in which I hurry, but I do my best to not make a habit of it.
Streamers! Be patient, please. Look, I can’t even really say that I know what it takes to become a Twitch affiliate even though I am affiliated. I certainly don’t know what it takes to become partnered. That being said, I can not believe that burning yourself out with your push to partner is the way to go. Look, there really is no rush to get there. I realize that perhaps it is a dream of yours. I realize that perhaps there are some other circumstances that are you pushing you to push towards that lofty goal. Ask yourself this question in particular. Is it worth your own mental and physical health to put your all into streaming every day, all day, for as long as it takes?
The simple answer is no, but there is so much more to it than that. You will set goals for yourself. You should set goals, but you should make them much more realistic. By all means, reach for the stars. Set that long term goal to become a partner, but fill it by reaching short term goals in the process. Get those five new followers this week. Get that average viewership up by one this week. You know what you can do much better than I, so set your goals accordingly.
As for anything else that anyone may be in a hurry for, why are you hurrying? Ask yourself that very question when you realize that you are rushing about and stumbling instead of taking your time a little bit and walking with more of a bounce in your step. Do you think that you can do that?
Also, I feel as if I have typed up a post very similar to this.