Move fast and Break things
But not so fast or you’ll rip yourself apart—
Anne Hathaway graciously managed her e-commerce company in the movie The Intern without any executive supervision. Amidst the increasing propensity of the company’s growth and profit, a conflict rose from an unexpected and ironic point of view — the immense growth is too fast that it’s getting out-of-hand.
Be it a Fortune 500 or a startup company, an individual’s skill or a personal trait, there will always be something to improve upon. If change is the only constant thing in this world, the result of change must mean only two things: for the better or for worse.
The previous argument lies beneath the foundation of the coined statement, Nothing is perfect. As something might be perceived as perfect, there won’t be a single element that has a potential for development or optimization. And that’s the reason why even though seeking for self-improvement might be admirable, we’re also battling the underlying idea that the present state should be taken notice of and be grateful for.
When you get addicted to the idea of improving every single aspect of you that it takes all of your minutes out of a day, you will crash and burn. You’ll end up ripping yourself apart just to mend and be what — a mess 2.0, better today but still seeking a better self tomorrow. It’s continuous cycle of ripping and mending and shattering and building up again.
So enjoy what you have right now: a four-storey walk-up, a caring partner, a supportive group of friends before it all goes away and the next big thing comes hitting you in the face when you haven’t even relished what you had before.