MAYBE FAST ISN'T THE GOAL.
Maybe cultivating an intentional life means aiming for what happens over time—like the richness of relationships—rather than getting to the finish line.
When something matters to you, you don’t focus on how slow the journey is to get there; you keep moving forward because the path forward is worth it.
The world says do more, grow fast, be big, use these tricks, analyze, do it like those people, get ahead. But that’s not how good things take root.
New homeowners like trees labeled “fast growing” to fill in a space quickly. But fast-growing trees don’t have deep enough roots to last through storms and drought. Good things grow and take root, little by little.
Maybe, despite everything everyone tells you, slow is richer than fast.
Maybe a slower pace will help your roots stretch deep and wide.
It’s okay to grow slowly.
Lara Casey, Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life
Lara Casey is a mom to three (one through the gift of adoption), a grateful wife, and a believer in the impossible. She created the PowerSheets grace-filled goal setting planner and the Write the Word journals, and she founded Southern Weddings magazine a decade ago. Lara is also the author of "Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose." She lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and loves getting her hands dirty in the garden.