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The rise of on demand culture has shifted our expectations as a society. Reading your piece makes me wonder - Why do we want to go so fast? I think there’s a skill in being patient. The wait can make the result more worthwhile.

Beautiful piece :)

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Great advice! So hard to follow, but it's something I need to keep in mind.

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I love this! I always need a while to develop conviction in my projects. When writing my postcards I’ll have “in-the-moment genius ideas” that later don’t make the cut. Delaying to see what sticks is such a strength!

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This is amazing! As someone who has gone deep in the self development space, this part made me laugh, "Though I can see the value in “Eat the Frog!1”, “Don't be a victim of Parkinson's Law2,” “Use the Pomodoro Technique3,” etc., and the systems they promote, I find myself mostly taking my time to perform. And that time I take for myself makes me do good work." It's so true though, we are often encouraged to act immediately that sometimes it can be more overwhelming than helpful. Great piece!

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I love this, specially nowadays when it's so unusual to have someone tell you to slow down for a minute and take a pause.

We are becoming more and more used to immediacy and it's easy to believe that we have to perform at that same speed, forgetting that sometimes taking our time might even bring a better outcome!

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I love this approach, Catalina. I used to have a friend tell me that I was a slow stew, when referring to my process of thinking on ideas or sitting with something before responded. At first I felt insulted, but later I realized that was the perfect description. A slow stew cooks the food properly and gives time for the flavors to cook in.

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