You show me a slow walker and I’ll show you someone that’s not going anywhere. Think about the people you know who are achievers and real leaders and one of the things that should pop out to you is the pace of their gait. Most of them are getting it on.
They have an air about them that says, I’m in hurry, either step it up and come with me or get out of the way. They will run over you. I don’t mean as in they will do things to you in order to succeed. I literally mean they really will run over you. You might compare them to a running back in the NFL, or a centerfielder in MLB, or a quick guard in the NBA. Leaders totally get after it.
At the first new car dealership I owned I had my office located on the 2nd floor of the service building directly behind the circular shaped showroom. It was easy to observe team members coming and going. Whenever we hired a new sales person I could place a pretty sure bet on whether they would be successful or not purely based on the pace of their walk.
So, if you want to make a major change in your walk towards leadership and success, then pick up the pace. Act like you’re in a hurry, even if you aren’t. Please pardon my language, but a high-energy person always wins over someone who’s dragging ass.
I read a book recently that’s titled “It’s Not The Big That Will Eat The Small, It’s the Fast That Will Eat The Slow.” Ok, “Speedy,” let’s go to work. That’s all I’m gonna say…Tommy