I have been walking a lot recently, walking to think, walking to get healthier, just walking anywhere with whoever will walk with me. I observed something that happened when I was walking with different people and I thought it had only been me who noticed this.
What I noticed was that, I walked with tall people, fit people, overweight people and they all walked at different paces but we never needed to agree a pace, we just naturally synchorinized. Some slowed down, some sped up but the observation was that this was unspoken.
I think it was Stephen Covey that once said you are the net of your 5 closest friends or colleagues. Meaning who you spend your time with has some influence on your decision making, your choices in life and your general demeanour.
So that simple observation of a walk with friends became a philosophy of life. A hiring manifesto, a measure of my progress in life. Just like walking, in life either you adjust your pace to theirs, or they adjust to yours.
Whose pace have you adjusted to?