“I believe that if you are going to work hard to achieve a goal, then you owe it to yourself to find the fastest way to get it done.” – Gary Ryan Blair
YOUR ABILITY TO compress and shorten the amount of time it takes to turn any goal, idea, project or problem into a successful outcome is a devastating competitive advantage.
And…if you can accept and embrace the positive potential that speed offers, you can do more, be more and ultimately live more abundantly.
So…let’s have a good, serious look at the five key benefits of speed.
Benefit #1 – Slow Costs More.
Every second or minute that you can take out of process or activity such as closing a sale, manufacturing a product, and customer response time saves you time and makes you more money.
Benefit #2 – Speed is Sexy.
Speed is the ultimate customer turn on. Everyone is short of time. We all dislike delays, long lines, out-of-stocks, and waiting on hold. We love finding what we want and getting back to work (or play) fast. And we’ll pay for speed.
Benefit #3 – Speed is Impossible to Ignore.
Speed brings with it a reputation of confidence, clarity of purpose, and execution. Once you develop a reputation for speed, both people and opportunities will seek you out.
Benefit #4 – Speed Trumps Size.
In today’s world, the old rules no longer apply. It’s not the big that eats the small; it’s the fast that eat the slow. It’s the one competitive advantage that big competitors can’t duplicate easily.
Benefit #5 – Speed Compresses Time.
Implementing a strong offense, fueled by a massive sense of urgency allows to make astounding progress on your goals. Success is an ongoing game of cause and effect, and by accelerating the cause…you can and will dramatically accelerate the result.
To drive this point home even further, by embracing speed as a core value and through its consistent application towards your goals…you will get more accomplished in 100 days than most people do over the course of 5 to 10 years.
Perhaps the most important reason of all for taking action now and using speed as a competitive advantage is that time is finite.
None of us are getting any younger, and the sooner you realize the inherent value of speed, the more serious you take your goals, and the more urgency you build into your daily habits.
So, what are you waiting for?
Speed it up….and fall in love with the idea that success loves speed.
Gary Ryan Blair