The Difference Between Moving Fast & Rushing

by | Sep 30, 2021 | Leadership, Video

I saw a quote on Twitter by James Clear, stating, “there’s a difference between moving fast and rushing.” He’s the author of Atomic Habits, a book that many people from Service Express highly recommend. If you haven’t read it, make sure to check it out.  
We’ve had a lot of changes happen at Service Express, which is to be expected when you’re a growth-oriented company like we are. This has been true for all 24 of my years here, and 2021 is no different. We are currently having our most significant growth ever, and with that comes a lot of changes. As an executive team, we’ve been talking about and working on these changes for quite some time, and we were ready to announce and implement them.  
Coming across this quote from James Clear was very timely and summed up exactly where we were at as a company. Here’s the difference! You can move fast and be thoughtful, but when you rush, you sacrifice thoughtfulness. Conversely, when you’re thinking but not moving fast, you’re overthinking. This state is procrastination in disguise.  
As a leader, you never want to rush. You want to be thoughtful and intentional. At the same time, if you don’t move fast enough, you’ll miss your window and be passed by. So don’t rush, but don’t wait! This is where art comes in versus science. I encourage you to reflect on this idea. I think it applies to business as well as personal lives. Remember, there’s a difference between moving fast and rushing!  

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I am the President & CEO of Service Express, a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Service Express has averaged double digit growth every year since 2001.

We attribute our success to a unique corporate culture that we call The Service Express Way. I am a member of the Young President Organization and sit on the Board of the Spectrum Health Foundation.