OK, Summer is over … Gone! It’s August. No more sleeping in kiddo’s. No more vacations big people.

The past couple of months went by in a blink. Perhaps you participated at a pace that has you more wasted than rested. If so, I have two words for you.

Slow down!

Two words we all need to hear every day. Why? Because most days are a blur.

Speed has become our obsession. We speed dial, speed walk, speed read, and even speed date.

As a culture we are hurrying through life instead of really living it.

We ingrain hurry into our children from birth. We fly through bed time prayers and attempt to read Dr. Seuss to our kids at warp speed. No wonder we are tongue tied . . . and fried.

Couples go to dinner and one or both of them stay glued to a cell phone the entire time. Kids spend hours on social media and wonder where the time has gone.

Hello … It’s August, and Christmas is next week!

Slow down and look into someone’s eyes today. Talk with your spouse. Listen to your kid. Introduce yourself to a stranger.

Speed kills relationships. And the last time I checked, relationships are the point.

You can’t hurry some things. Love is at the top of the list.

Why not make a decision today to battle the blur?

Over the next few days I will be writing about how you can succeed in this fight.

Until tomorrow . . . Slow down!

Leadership Begins at Home,


Pick an activity today and spend 10 minutes training yourself to slow down.


  1. Drive under the speed limit.
  2. Drive in the slow lane
  3. Choose the longest checkout line.
  4. Avoid the drive-thru.
  5. Sit quietly and look out the window.

How are you doing when it comes to your battle with Blur?  Do you have other ideas to train yourself to slow down?

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