Rushing (going faster than necessary) can lead to accidents, misunderstanding and problems. By thinking then proceeding at a good and steady pace we can reach our destination or project objective safely and productively. This takes continuous practice and the understanding of what the components of rushing actually are for us. There is physical rushing and mental rushing. Today we will focus on the causes of physical rushing. To prevent physical rushing, we first need to understand why it occurs.
When We Cause The Problem
Rushing occurs when:
- We haven’t preplanned our projects.
- We have more on our plate than we originally anticipated.
- We have lost track of time and have to catch up.
- We become ill or have an unexpected family emergency.
When Others Cause The Problem
We can also be in a rushed state because of other people. Some examples are:
- Others who have not fulfilled their part of the project
- Others who fail to show up ready or on time
- Others who become ill or have a family emergency
Other Causes of Rushing
We can also be rushing because:
- The supplies or material have not arrived. This could be due to weather, transportation issues or even paperwork delays.
- The supplies delivered are wrong or damaged.
- Something broke unexpectedly and now a delay has set in.
By understanding the causes of physical rushing, and being aware of the potential signals, we can develop strategies to prevent, avoid or timetable some “extra” time in our plan to account for these potential problems. By making adjustments to our initial timetable or along the way we can complete our projects safely.
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