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Be quick, but don’t hurry.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by.


Larry

Alright, I feel like I need more synergy in my life. synergy so it's March Madness DNC tournaments going on. UCLA made the final for UCLA used to have a classic coach named john wooden he's got lots of wisdom to share. So today's quote is synergy from john wooden.


Andrew Keller

Before we get into it, I got a notification. I have this app called citizen tracks when events are happening like police activity. We got one last night saying unruly crowd celebrating UCLA when


Larry

I was gonna ask you if that was going on down there in the west side of Los Angeles. Yeah, by the way. titletown Lakers Dodgers, Bruins. Come on now love all of this. Anyways, we get I digress. Today's quote comes from the great UCLA coach john wooden, be quick, but don't be in a hurry. Simply put, what is the difference between being quick and being in a hurry.


Andrew Keller

Being in a hurry means you're trying to do it as fast as possible. And being quick means you're trying to do it proficiently. This made me think of a pretty famous quote, slow is smooth and smooth is fast. So it's like if you're doing it, that's actually something the Navy SEALs trade and they teach during buds. But I always try to do that. Like if you're trying to do something as fast as possible, you're gonna mess up and you're probably gonna have to do it over. I think the classic example is buying something from IKEA. And deciding, I'm just going to put this together, you get halfway down and you're like, well, this doesn't fit. And you have to take it apart and go to the instructions. I like that


Larry

you went navy seals and IKEA in those examples. I definitely I used this today, because I have a problem with the two, I want to do lots of things. And I'm often rushing through them and not doing anything well. And the older that I become, I've realized I want to do a couple of things really good. Not a lot of things mediocre. I use this example, I throw my wife under the bus a lot. I hate doing. But this is the story of my life. I won't do anything socially for months, I haven't done anything socially for a year, but in the old days, and then four people have a birthday on the same night. And we have to go to four different parties, as opposed to just going to one party and enjoying being there. Like in the middle like like, Oh, we have to go to the next thing. And I hate rushing from thing to thing.


Andrew Keller

Because you're not going to fully enjoy the experience of the people. Because you're


Larry

looking at your watch. You're thinking how long is going to take the next place? Is there going to be traffic as opposed to just truly enjoying what you're doing at the moment? You're off to the next day?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, that's true. I didn't think about it socially. I kind of think about more of completing tasks. Like you probably went through signing 800 documents recently when you bought a house and it's like, all right, anytime anyone wants you to sign a document that like I'll just sign here don't read. I feel like this isn't the point. But the the intent of a document is this like this is long enough that you're not going to read it, sign it.


Larry

I don't know. It's interesting. It's funny, you mentioned that because that was the only time I my life that I actually took time while I was signing my name. Because it was like the notary was like, Hey, don't mess the data. It's got to look the same every time. And I was like, Oh my gosh, I don't know if I've ever paid so much attention to the calligraphy of my signature. That's so funny. You brought that up.


Andrew Keller

You saw who signed with a calligraphy pen? No, but I'm just saying like the,


Larry

you know, cursive or whatever.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, we we got the fear of God put it into us from the courthouse in Louisiana that, like, if you mess up your marriage license application, it'll be like $40 to redo it, and just getting the application was difficult. So yeah, I mean, I guess it's just a reminder to slow down. I mean, nothing is really, I don't think I can look back on my life and say, Oh, I heard that along and did a great job.


Larry

Well, here is one caveat that I put about this quote here. He does say be quick. He doesn't say like, take your time. lollygag. He's saying be quick, which I resonate with, like, I feel like I can't think of a great example right now. But there are times to move along. I hate when people lolly like drivers. Sometimes they're just like, meandering of a key. That's a green light once you make it or make the right turn on the red. There's times I'm like, Hey, can we all be a little quicker here?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, I guess john Wouldn't it makes me think of basketball like if you put in the work ahead of time, and you have your shot down properly, you can go down the court quickly. And you, but you still do your setup. And the more you do something, the more proficient you're going to be at it and the more able you're going to be do it to do it, whether it's carpentry, whether it's doing your taxes or whatever. It's like, if you do it, or not, like be proficient at it, he can get quicker, like, yeah, work to be quicker and better.


Larry

I also think like when I think of quick, I think of like a Jaguar Jaguars are quick. They're sleek. They look good doing.


Andrew Keller

I think Jaguar is being fast. I think it's squirrels being quick. Why is a Jaguar quick, Jaguar says, Well, I don't know much about Jaguar is maybe Hey,


Unknown Speaker

don't you downgrade a Jaguar bro?


Andrew Keller

So if you are going to become an animal and you want to be a Jaguar? No, I wouldn't want to be


Larry

I think they're almost extinct for the record, because they're so sleek and fast and awesome. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

but what about when you apply for jobs? Are you and you work on work stuff? We've talked about applications? Do you think this is a


Unknown Speaker

good idea? Man, you're


Larry

hitting all the funny bones today? Because I just like, really, someone recently said he felt this, go for this job. And I was filling out my resume. And I just did it so quick. Because I didn't care. Like I was like, I'll just get make sure I got it done. Because we talked about it's like, sometimes you just need to get something done. And you're doing it quickly. Right? You're not doing it. Well. You just trying to get it done. Because if it doesn't get done that it doesn't mean anything anyways.


Andrew Keller

Right? Like I cut my cut my grass recently I did a quick I didn't do a very good job. I think another angle at this is you get in what you put out? Wait, you get out what you put in, I flipped that. See I did that too fast? Like you put in the effort. And you're like, Okay, well, I expected this. Like if I put in a lot of work, like you maybe aren't going to expect to get a call back because you're like I did a real quick it's done. And I don't think about it


Larry

all. But we've talked about this too, like resumes are tricky, right? Because who reads a resume these days, but nobody, it just kind of, you have to put in the keywords for them to be able to go, Oh, we got the keywords and then you want the interview. That's not I'm not gonna be quick at that. I just want to be quick, get the stupid thing done, but nobody's gonna


Andrew Keller

read the first place. So then I've done with trying to get jobs is like I see it posted on like, indeed, or wherever. And then I go to LinkedIn. I'm like, Who do I know that works there. And I mean, that's the way it's like, get someone that works there to hand your resume to the hiring manager.


Larry

But but that's my point is like, I feel like resumes have just become this formal process that we still do. But it doesn't really matter because you only get the job of you know, something.


Andrew Keller

For the most part. That is true. But there are the exceptions, which I guess maybe keeps people coming back. I've probably applied to over 100 jobs in the last year. And I've gotten one call.


Larry

Did you do your resume for each specific job and changed it?


Andrew Keller

I did. I changed my cover letter for each specific job and on my resume because they were all similar jobs. But yeah, it's hard. I mean, even working on the show, I do stuff. I think I am quick. Now I don't think I'm hurrying. But like every episode took however long. Here's my eternal question for you for you. Today for you.


Larry

Is wily coyote quick, or in a hurry? Oh,


Andrew Keller

I think we're just gonna have to let everyone chew on that on their own. Not gonna answer that in the air. I'll tell you once we stop recording. But if you want to watch UCLA in the Final Four, please reach out. You can find this at repost a podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, I'm Andrew Keller for Lamar balls.



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