The Slower I Go, the More I See, and the More I Experience

“The slower I go, the more I see and the more I experience.” – Martijn Doolaard. There’s a certain “rhythm and poetry” to what Martijn is doing.


Today in business, everything is about going “bigger and faster.” People I coach often say, “I need to be five steps ahead; I need to think about what I’m doing next year.” Most of that is born out of competition. When “bigger and faster” is the focus, there’s so much that we miss in life. When we slow down, we can see the beauty in things around us. When you stop competing, there’s a uniqueness in you that nobody else can compete with.


In this episode I discuss:


  • How we have to find what we love to do, and have the courage to do it (my mentor, Bob Proctor, used to ask people, “Are you in love?”)
  • How my vision changed since COVID happened—I was going in one direction before COVID, and now I’m going in a completely different direction
  • The artistry, poetry, and beauty of life (it’s about taking it “one day at a time” and not worrying about what you don’t have)
  • How people rationalize not doing what they love, because they don’t have what they need to move forward
  • “How” we do things is not our job—that’s God’s job (our job is to make the decision to do something)
  • The similarities between Francis Mallmann and Martijn Doolaard
  • The key to mastery—you have to do something consistently over a period of time, pay attention to what you’re doing, and put your heart into it


There’s so much ugliness in the world today, it’s unbelievable. But what if you were to slow down? Slow the pace a bit, and start becoming more aware of what you’re doing on a regular basis. Look at something, contemplate it, and admit  that it’s beautiful.


People’s brains, hearts, and emotions can’t keep up with the life they’re living. This is probably what’s creating so much mental illness in the world. It’s always “Onto the next thing.”


But we have a choice. We can do something different. We can choose to love what we’re doing and live our life more elegantly. We can slow down.


What’s beautiful to you? What directs you in life? Are you doing what you love? “Each morning we’re born again. What we do is what matters most.” – Buddha.

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2 thoughts on “The Slower I Go, the More I See, and the More I Experience”

  1. This is beautiful, David. Thank you! I listened to the first segment (pedaling), too. So uplifting to hear this today. It spoke to my heart.

    1. I couldn’t agree more Donna. So happy to hear it resonated with you and that it spoke directly to your heart. Truth is truth. Appreciate you listening!

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