Hurry up and wait

//Hurry up and wait

Hurry up and wait

There are so many times in our lives when we have to dash somewhere only to hang around seemingly for hours waiting afterwards. Be it in a doctor’s surgery, an important meeting, concert or worst of all in an airport, the contrast and the futility can make us feel relieved and yet annoyed at the same time.  And so it is that much of working lives is a combination of the two with the correct pace (that of our heart beat at rest) only seeming to come to us once in a rare while. Or am I the only one?

As I sit here writing my blog after an absence due to self-inflicted, stupidly busy timelines (and me having told everyone that I am taking it slower) I find myself listening to one of Mozart’s most beautiful piano concertos (Nr. 16 in D major).  It is the perfect example of hurry and wait, it is so deliciously poised between sublime tranquility and the necessary contrasting crescendos that are never over powering but rejoiceful. In one instant you find yourself hurried and in another deep in the most delicious lyricism, one can only melt into its beauty.  Great stuff. And when the second movement comes, all sense of being in a hurry is finally gone. I wonder why he wrote the third movement?  It is perfect but sometimes I wish he hadn’t.

Have a good week


2018-05-23T06:16:02+00:000 Comments

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Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’.

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