The Need For Speed: Slow People Taste Like Chicken

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.

- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Life is picking up speed. – JEFF BRIDGES, actor

“Why are you flying around the kitchen so dang fast?” my wife meowed lazily from her comfortable cat-like position on the couch.

“Are you training for some sort of dishwashing race or something? Relax. There’s no trophy at the end of this. You’ve giving me anxiety.”

I really hate doing the dishes. I only do them when I lose bets with my wife Ashley — or Cat Woman as I call her — or the maids have called in sick.

How do four maids all get sick at once? I smell a conspiracy.

It’s not (only) that I think I’m too good to do dishes, it’s just that I can’t shake the unnerving feeling that I could be making $20,000 or uncovering the secrets to the universe in the time it takes to do them.

What makes it especially irksome is Cat Woman has this disease where she can’t stop herself from indulging in compulsive sideline commentary that makes me want to accidentally drop dishes on purpose. It’s similar to Tourette syndrome except there’s no medicine for it that I’ve found yet.

“Babe … I gotta get this done,” I growled. “I have things to do. Would you like a bowl of milk so you can shut up? Because I can throw you one real quick.”

“It’s 10 p.m.,” she hissed sarcastically. “You’re going to bed after this.”

“Exactly. I need to hurry up and get there.”

After stretching for a little over a minute she pounced up off the couch and purred, “Let me show you what you look like. And you pretty much look like this all day every day no matter what you’re doing.”

I took her place on the couch and sat back knowing something really funny was about to happen. Any time my wife is mocking me it’s sure to be good entertainment. She’s really good at it.

What followed was one of those very rare and precious moments where you see yourself clearly mirrored by another person, gain priceless insight into yourself, and then want to either sell the mirror on the black market to the very first bidder or cast it into outer space like superman did with the 4 evil villains in the original movie.

It. Was. Hilarious.

She was marching around the room at a cartoon-characterically high speed, which I instinctively knew was still slower than me.

Cupboards were all thrown open, left open, and then slammed shut randomly.

The sink water was left running the entire time to save the hassle of having to turn it on or off intermittently (so smart, I realized).

There was fire in her eyes. “That’s hot,” I thought.

“Babe, honestly? You’re kind of turning me on here. You look like the Tasmanian Devil’s girlfriend in that one episode. I think maybe you should act like me more often. If nothing else we would get more accomplished as a unit.”

She stopped and looked at me, almost out of breath.

“How do you do this?” she panted. “How do you live your whole life like this? And why?”

Why indeed.

The Law Of Supersonic Speed

It’s not the big that eat the small … it’s the fast that eat the slow. – Jason Jennings, bought his first radio station at age 21

The Law Of Supersonic Speed that I just made up states that the more people think you move comically fast, the more you’re probably moving at the right speed. And the more successful you will be in general.

Your job is to be The Road Runner in a world full of Wile E Coyotes.

If we were to put this into an equation, it would look like this:

personal speed + most people being slow = you becoming wealthier than everyone else on the planet and them wishing they had your car

The faster you move, the more you get done. So if you’re not moving fast, you have to stop and ask yourself, “do I really want to accomplish anything? Or am I just fooling myself?”

You need to do everything you do that is work or self improvement-related at a dizzyingly fast pace.

There is a time to relax, and it’s usually not now.

If you are not tormented by the tragedy of there being only 24 hours in a day, and you’re just like “hey, I don’t care how many hours there are,” then you need prayer. I’m actually going to stop this article right now and ask everyone to take a moment and pray for you.

[prayer time: 1 second]

Move faster.

When you wake up in the morning, your first thought should be, “well thank God that’s over; let’s get back to it!”

To the degree you’re wishing you could keep sleeping, you have no purpose – plain and simple. There is a Game Of Life; you’re in it, and you’re losing.

And I sympathize with you if that’s you; I really do.

I remember when I first started down the road of self-improvement listening to a John Maxwell audio where he talked about how he woke up every morning excited to see what great things he was going to make happen that day.

I couldn’t relate to that even a little bit. I woke up every morning dreading to see what terrible things were going to happen to me that day. I couldn’t even imagine feeling how he said he felt in that audio. I thought he was lying to be quite honest.

But he wasn’t. Now I feel that very same way.

And I feel it fast.

Your time on earth is limited, and much is expected of you. People’s lives depend on you getting your act together. This is not just about you.

You need to learn, love, give, and accomplish as much as you possibly can in the short number of days that has been allotted to you.

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

- KING DAVID

Get ready in the morning … fast.

Exercise fast.

Work fast.

Talk fast.

Type fast.

When you fast from eating? Fast fast.

Think fast.

[3:32 pm] Hang on I gotta go to Starbucks real quick.

[3:37 pm] Ok, I’m back.

Drive fast.

Read this blog post and everything else you read fast.

You see these pinwheels?

w1

OK good, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.

If I was a pinwheel — and sometimes I wish I were — I would be the one on the right. With no wind.

See how boring those other two lazier pinwheels look?

No one will want to play with you if you’re not moving fast.

Act like you have somewhere to be and something to do at all times. Better yet, have somewhere to be and something to do at all times.

Like this penguin for instance …

w2

See those other losers in the background? They’re going to get way less fish that day. And their chances of procreating are about a tenth of that purposeful penguin. He’s probably on his way to get some sardines and a wife right this very second from the looks of it.

Things like “sitting down,” and “not pacing at all times,” and anything involving a TV should be really difficult for you to endure.

“Why, Preston? Why should these things be difficult to endure? I do all those things and feel pretty good about it.”

Well for one reason …

The life you have built for yourself is just one minor mistake or tragedy away from completely falling apart.

That’s not negative; that’s reality.

We are all skating on thin ice as Emerson says.

Speed skaters survive.

w3
“This ice could turn to shark-infested lava and I would still skate over it. That’s how fast I am.”

Everyone at the Rockefeller Ice Center coasting casually before the Greek God Prometheus … doesn’t.

w4
“hhmmm … this ice patch here in front of the big bronze idol seems like a good spot to skate aimlessly in front of.”

You can’t afford to take it easy. Things are changing too rapidly. Life is moving too fast. You can either move with it or get run over and left behind. Take your pick.

And life doesn’t care whether you like it or not. It will destroy you regardless.

Unless you keep it moving.

“You have to keep moving. Movement is life.”

- BRAD PITT, World War Z

Find a reason to live that inspires you to move. It exists. The faster you find it the better.

Recommended Reading: “It’s Not The Big That Eat The Small … It’s The Fast That Eat The Slow.” – Jason Jennings

Ancient Wisdom To Memorize: “With blinding speed and power he destroys the strong, crushing all their defenses.” – the prophet Amos in reference to God

Affirmation: I do everything fast.

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175 Comments on "The Need For Speed: Slow People Taste Like Chicken"

  1. Ray Schmitz August 23, 2013 Reply

    Great

  2. Up at 5:15am. Stripped the bed, put sheets in for wash, showered and pulled towels, bath mat into washer as sheets completed. Cooked breakfast, cleaned the pool, cleaned up kitchen, sent email to closing attorney on a wholesale deal to close next week, sent wire transfer info for proceeds, (I don’t go to closings)have a 10:30am with my personal trainer at gym, have a meeting at noon to look at property from estate sale back to the office for research on houses where I have a buyer with 20k down and wants to move immediately. The faster I go the luckier I get.. faster NOW!!

  3. Rudy Francis August 23, 2013 Reply

    The Need for Speed is a very enlightening article. I have to admit that when I younger/single and moved fast, great things happened, but I have gotten complacent and as a result, I have forgotten what it’s like to move fast.

    I love this quote: “It’s not the big that eat the small … it’s the fast that eat the slow.” – Jason Jennings

    What can we do for each other?

  4. Hanford Brace August 23, 2013 Reply

    I am scared to touch my already low pension for fear of loosing it.

  5. Well, I am not that slow originally, but life setbacks really shook me well and made me abnormally slow. I really appriciate your feedback and suggestions. I am looking forward to talking and meeting you in future.
    Sincerely
    Syed.

  6. Cheryl d Calmbacher August 23, 2013 Reply

    I have been running but right into walls Preston I have 5 house ready to close an more were they came from a market ready to buy and or rent the homes I have the inside track to more but no trust worthy invester I have lost money to two on the list three would make me a fool I need a inverter like last week I can close all 5 in a week two today and have them ready to be sold in 3 weeks get me the backing and I promise I will make your head spin need $300,000.
    And see I believe the program I have everything but a invester HELP I can not lose Another $1100.00+ by trusting the wrong person on your list thanks
    Cheryl D Calmbacher Ziggy2252@yahoo.com or call (219)331-5166 or (219)945-7158 that would be great!!!!!

  7. Hey Preston,I do love some of your fast stuff here,but some are not my cup of tea,I had a few good friends who did like speed very much,in all they were doing,and guess what?None of them is
    around anymore to enjoy going to fishing with me.I do miss them
    they were great people,and great friends,but they just did not know how to slow down,and smell a coffee a lttle,they were just to busy,and too fast to die!Ivan

    • When you speed up, when your vibrations are at another level, people get left behind. Why should we slow down, why do people think that we fast people are the problem? Why should we take one moment off our dreams? Why hesitate like timid people do? Why should we be held back? People who take time for granted waste what God has given them. God didn’t waste time when he created the world, he did it in six days. Jesus was so fast that he cured people at a thought. If an ambulance or a helicopter can’t get you to a hospital fast, then your dead. Fast people are only fast because of the respect for time, every hair on your head is numbered. We work our head off for our family and good friends, so if you have gotten left behind, catch back up, because fast people make the world happen. Once you catch up, you can stop to smell the coffee(as it’s being brewed down your throat), and go fishing again.

  8. preston ely: i am faster than u think and i am rich enough , but i cant work with u because u give me options for USA and i am in PAKISTAN.
    so ur options are way off for me
    take care
    and in ur next mail give me an option of unsubscribing from u

  9. steph Paro August 23, 2013 Reply

    What are you selling?

  10. Jassie Osei-Tutu August 23, 2013 Reply

    Very, very good article Preston!! I don’t understand why people are so afraid to tell the truth about what it takes. After you learn any system, success if often determined about the “pace” or intensity that people revolve the system daily. If uou don’t know the correct pace then it can be tough to succeed. Great Article!!

    Jassie Osei-Tutu

  11. I found that article to be be very insulting and ignorant – not everyone are speed demons and do quite well … To you I would be a loser and I do not want to be rich , so I will clear the path for you and watch you take a heart attack or a stroke … I hope that does not happen .. Good luck

  12. Hal Cutshall August 23, 2013 Reply

    At 72, I can accomplish more in one day than 98% of my age group, and 75% of all people. I’m down a bit from a few years ago, but I can still “get’er done’!

  13. Need ur help give me the lines,i,ll obey

  14. Ok Preston what the catch?

  15. Billy Honors August 23, 2013 Reply

    Thank you so much Ely.
    I really needed to “hear” this article.
    I definitely need to number my days.

  16. Sounds like an awesome fellow, wish my whole family could meet him and get inspired!

  17. I must move faster ever second

  18. It is not that l am slow, it is because l do not know all these technologies. l have tried your course before but you guys refused to put me thru and that was why lo canceled. But if you gus promised to teach me how to use the software, l will go in for it please. l need someone to put me thru. Thanks,

  19. Excellent – Excellent – Excellent! What a fantastic bit of information this is! Everyone who wants to accomplish great things – and I mean really GREAT things – in both quality and quantity should read this AND follow the advice that is shared. Thank you for this email!

  20. What if you are retired and an older person ( 70′s + ).

  21. I intend to enjoy everlasting life on a paradise Earth, just as God has promised to those having faith and serving him with righteousness. There isn’t any requirement to be fast. See for example Isaiah 65:17 “Here I am creating new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart.” and Psalms 37:29 “The righteous themselves will possess the earth,and they will reside forever upon it.” So no, I don’t believe my days on Earth are numbered, I will have plenty of time to learn, love, give, and accomplish many important things once God has put an end to this system of things. You can’t be a loser with God on you side, no matter how fast or slow you may be.

  22. to be totally frank with you mister preston I need ways to make money if you can help me make more money I’m all ears very serious about this

  23. robert dona August 23, 2013 Reply

    Thank you,i needed that.i just got a wake up call.i was moving to slow.for this day foward,i ‘m going to attack life ,like a wild bull.no more moving slow,and procrasaneted on things.thank you again,from the bottom of my heart.

  24. Jim Waters August 23, 2013 Reply

    You’re absolutely right.

  25. Bruce Ffrederes August 23, 2013 Reply

    The only thing you do not know is I like to run at 600 miles an hour with my butt on fire. I cannot find anyone to keep up.

  26. moving quickly requires HEALTH. Tend to your health first for maximum energy throughout the day.

  27. Raghunandan.V August 23, 2013 Reply

    Its seems like you have sent the mail to the right person I was dead slow for almost 27 yrs of my life few yrs back I decided to change myself and I got it done through the help of life changing programme called hand writing analysis (enhance your personality by changing your hand writing)

    Regards
    Raghunandan.V

  28. Moving fast and taking no prisoners…That’s the way I used to live. When I was an advertising account exec I moved to the beat of my own drum. That’s How I want to feel AGAIN!!!

  29. I am guilty of that. And until I seen it written down and read it, it hit home. Thanks Preston for the kick in the butt and allowing me to see what I have been missing. Onward and upward.

  30. Preston,
    I’m not poor but I have been wealthier than I am now. Not all opportunities are opportunities that are good for all concerned; I have met a lot of really ‘fast’ people in the RE business and equally as many in the oil business. Just because some fast talking Ahole says its true doesn’t make it true, I’m really glad your new system is working for you, but most gurus make their money from selling their system as compared to using their system…am I going to fast for you? At some point you will say to yourself ‘I’m going to focus more on enjoying the journey’ as compared to making more money because in the final analysis money will only buy things… and you will need ‘time’ to enjoy those things.

  31. Lawanza Robinson August 23, 2013 Reply

    This is to say the strong devouring the week.

  32. Germaine Pelnar-Kempf August 23, 2013 Reply

    Of course I’m slow. I’m 79 years old, living on SS. And I don’t expect to get any faster.
    Any suggestions for an old lady with no money?

  33. John Glover August 23, 2013 Reply

    Great Article. It’s a swift kick in the assets though.

  34. Ernie Schmidt August 23, 2013 Reply

    It is good to be fast for sure. However if you do not have a clear direction being fast may not work in your favour. The Lord says “Be still and know that I am God” It is in these still moments that you get that clear direction. I have been trying to find a system that will help me achieve may goals. Any help would be much appreciated

  35. I entered a work situation last year where everyone was complacent. I’m a high energy guy. More than one of the members of our team would stridently demand that I “slow down”. I responded that the speed at which I operate is my business, not theirs. It was not the right environment for me. Never compromise your principles in order to fit in. Go on alone, if need be . . .

  36. Nice article, unfortunately some of it is true. The fear of failure has kept me in the slow lane. I know that is not a valid reason for not moving to the fast lane. So I must do something about that. I do want a better life, I may be slow but the nastiest tasting chicken ever, full of arsenic!!!

  37. Eric Netznik August 23, 2013 Reply

    Well Done , Mr. and Mrs. Preston Ely, but hold on the best is yet to come–Your first major HEART ATTACKS!! Go to your memory bank, and think about this–Speed =STRESS=earlier heart problems! That got your attention, and believe you me Preston, I fell down two flights of stairs ,when I was about 38 1/2 ,from just speeding up past what my 6 pack and core could take on back then! I am now 58 1/2 and I would wager( I’m not a betting man” ,that you or her could not keep up with my Speed, or my endurance on anything you might dream up as a contest! I get it! I know what you are both trying to say in your article, but I am highly offended to hear anyone, Including my own MOTHER, say that I am SLOW at anything! Point being, and I really agree with your wife’s demonstration to you, when we speed up– WE Make Mistakes ,too!

  38. Very inspiring, you make me want to step into overdrive and things like jimmy johns fast fast lol GREAT MOTIVATION PRESTON

  39. Lee Proctor August 23, 2013 Reply

    FAST Comment…Awesome!

  40. Hey Preston…!!!… Love your article!! . I hear you. I agree to a point. Speed isn’t everything!!.. Life moves at a Funny pace….true we have to keep up, but if we move to too face we definitely Miss what is in store.!!.. This is just my personal opinion. So speed is needed for that certain moment… but being slow is okay. As you know some of us dont have patience.! You know i use to be one of thosr speedy people… Until i realise there comes a time you have to slow down. !… Either way as long as it gets done…its alright. Just remember speed may work for you… but it may not work for another. So work it at your own speed and pace…because thats what s Best for You.!!. Sorry i had to go there Preston…but you been wanting me to speak. Now i speak. ( i don’t like being pressured.) Love your article.. keep doing what you do. Godbless.

  41. Hey Preston-

    Great article and reminders you have shared here- But yes it seems you’ve struck a chord with some, and of course with a topic like this you are going to ruffle some feathers- To the point we even get the F-Bomb thrown in our faces!

    I agree with some here though, I’m sure you understand completely that not all people are even “wired” this way, it’s just not in their genetic make-up to be a Superspeeder, or like someone said there’s a whole world of people that have run themselves into an early grave living like the Tasmanian Devil-

    BUUTTT- I think the MOST IMPORTANT point you made here is that this world is moving at such an insanely frenetic pace, really a massive WHIRLWIND of change, adjustment, re-thinking and recalibrating out pans and strategies, that it’s a full-time job just trying to keep on pace with business developments, such Internet Marketing that just KEEPS CHANGING in so many ways-

    I thank you for the reminder to constantly stay moving and keeping on my toes- But my question really is-

    Can we as human beings keep up with such an insane pace? What’s out world going to be like in 10 years from now, 5 years, 2? Will my brain explode by then?

    Whoops gotta go-

  42. Speed=Time. Are you willing to put the time in to (A) LEARN,(B) MOVE (C) CLOSE. I know my ABC’s. Unfortunately, I have no support. No one believes I can do this, except me. My personal problem is I am a VISUAL type of person. I need to be shown, that’s why the big fish take all the money from the little fish and keep on feasting. So you want to partner? Here’s my deal for you. Take me by the hand, teach me, broker a deal and close it. You get all the profit, I get nothing. Second property, I do all the work with your personal guidance then we split the profit. Ok big fish, are you ready to help a little fish?

  43. hugo galeano August 23, 2013 Reply

    well i would like to know how is work…

  44. MonsterHitMan August 23, 2013 Reply

    Take a hit.
    Hold it.

    He is just using psychology to get you to buy into his system.
    Anger is one of the most effective motivators there are.

    Exhale….

    :)

  45. Arli Sullemunn Jr August 23, 2013 Reply

    yOUR RIGHT, I’ve GOT TO MOVEIT, MOVEIT, MOVEIT!!!

  46. Joanna Fulton August 23, 2013 Reply

    You are right…I appreciated your articles…and wisdom…thank you Preston..I better get moving..later

  47. Beverly Hellmann August 23, 2013 Reply

    Hello Ely,
    I don’t know who you are or why you e-mail me, but if it’s to try to help me that’s fine and I sincerely appreciate your interest in my life. The only thing I have to say about all your comments and the other folks comments whether good, bad, ugly, vulgar, or otherwise, is and it’s very simple. There are no two people or situations in this lifetime that are alike nor have they ever experienced the same, so there is no comparison whatsoever of your need for speed or if you’re too slow you will get devoured, and if you’re too fast you will accomplish more or get rich faster. Did you ever stop to think that maybe this is why the world is in the situation we are in today, not enough could be experimented with and fast enough and what I was always taught is haste makes waste and I would rather do things in an accurate steady timeframe, plan everything out so it is going to be done right and accurate so there are no bad repercussions from working too fast and not caring and being more accurate and expertise. Everyone is seeing everyday what is happening with all the airplane failures, crashes, boats sinking, explosives, these are just a few of the many things that are happening in our world today. I’m a firm believer to be well educated, work and think things through very accurately, brainstorm with others to make sure you have reached the ultimate way to proceed, then proceed to actually and carefully work and complete whatever project you are working on and it will be an overall good and successful accomplishment of whatever the project was. Speed is not the answer and I don’t believe you are right when you say this and please don’t imply this to anyone and everyone, you do not have the right to assume this, you can only voice your opinion. I know for a fact none of the Wars were ever ended in a hurry and I happen to be a World War II Baby Boomer and have lived through some terrible hard times and I know for a fact haste does make waste, I have experienced it and God never said anywhere in the Bible that the slow were going to be eaten by the fast, but I can assure you one thing, the fast will be devoured by all their fast and overlooked mistakes for sure. I would say that accurate and steady is the way everything in the world should be done and with careful, thoughtful, expertise and consideration of all. Thank you and this is all I have to say for now. Could say a lot more, but will not.

  48. Daniel Skinner August 23, 2013 Reply

    You never stop amazing me brother. And you always crack me up with your humor. Your great! Now show my link to my website to everyone and get me more sellers. Lol. http://www.quickhousebuyers.co

    If your ever in LA lets do coffee and think of a way to rule the world!! Lol.

    Have an awesome one. I know I am…

    Daniel Skinner

  49. william lake August 23, 2013 Reply

    Hi I find it hard to brake old habits. You are right fast is better. I will try to focus better.any suggestions.

  50. Betty Ann Brown August 23, 2013 Reply

    I totally understand the fast part. I do everything fast and am a multi-tasker; however, when it comes to taking a chance on the internet I don’t know what to trust. I heard Neal Bortz and Glenn Beck say, http://www.workahome.com is reliable but when I clicked on it I was getting so much information I didn’t know which should be trusted. I would love to do something at home and make good money.

    What do you have to offer?

  51. WM GOLDSTEIN August 23, 2013 Reply

    BEING RICH IS GOOD. BEING RICH AND FAST IS EVEN BETTER!

  52. I think you forgot:

    “Be still… and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

    And the story of the young bull:

    A young bull runs up to the older bull and says, “Let’s run down there and get us one of them cows!”

    The older and wiser bull says, “No, let’s WALK down… and get them ALL.”

  53. Your right Im stuck and I don’t know how to get out.

  54. Rest + Sprints = Performance. “We too, must learn to live our own lives as a series of sprints–fully engaging for periods of time, and then fully disengaging and seeking renewal before jumping back into the fray to face whatever challenges confront us.” From “Power of Full Engagement” (Loehr and Schwartz) recommended by Preston.

  55. Nancy Charlton August 23, 2013 Reply

    Ecclesiastes 9:11

  56. simone hardy August 23, 2013 Reply

    Great article and so timely for me. Thanks for sharing.

  57. Dean Backus August 23, 2013 Reply

    Preston,
    I understand where you are coming from, but you may or may not understand where I’m coming from.
    I am a “bird of a different color”. I am not living for the present,the present is soon over; I’m living for the future, eternity. Eternity lasts for ever. The present is soon over and it is no more. Eternity has no end. So I am prepping for eternity. Best wishes for you now, but I hope you are gettin ready for eternity.

  58. Carlos Reyes August 23, 2013 Reply

    Hi Preston, you are right when I was feeling to start doing something on Real Estate, my father pass over last June and I had to travel with all my family (5) total. I had so much expenses that I finish more broke than before. Now I just looking all over trying to recover and keep it on. Take care.

  59. Nick Stango August 23, 2013 Reply

    I’m not sure how you could know wether or not I am fast or slow, but what I could say is this, I could move at a slower pace than most people and still win the race. It’s not all about how fast you move, it’s more about how efficient your moves are. You may run circles around me while I am still within arms reach of you. Good example: I am almost 50 years old, and I was playing Basketball with some 20 year olds. These guys could are very fast and could be very difficult for a guy my age to keep up with. At one point in the game I was guarding one of the quickest ball handler on the court, He was right in front of me, dribbling through the legs, behind his back, faking right, faking left, but he was still right in front of me. He did a whole lot of fast moving, but I was still between him and the hoop. In my opinion being smarter is better than being faster. He exerted so much energy and was still in the same position, where I didn’t my a n inch and I still did my job ( preventing him from getting to the hoop. I seen slow people take advantage of the speed of others, and intelligence is better. Speed can cause huge mistakes. I am a carpenter by trade, and I’ve seen some very costly mistakes made by guys who feel that they need to move fast, instead of thinking the task through and creating a smart game plan that will give better results and with less effort. Just a few thoughts on the subject. I admire fast movers, but I also enjoys watching them trip over that crack in the sidewalk, and then helping them up, of course ;-)

  60. Andy Rumple August 23, 2013 Reply

    Amazing article. You are 3 levels above me in humor and I am
    awesome.

  61. Ok and I like cjhicken and I used to move that fast and was successful , things changed I can’t do what I used to so what Preston and I moving fast for? I don’t know what I signed up for or what you do I remember nothing but give him a go your about to loose it all. Well guess what I have lost it all now I’m stranded on a island without my dog without anybody and was a self made millionaire and lost it all. So Preston what do I do today? I promise ill do it fast and by the way I’m penniless, so if it cost money I haven’t already paid , forget it or loan it to me . I’m good at whatever I do I just not doing anything that generates cash HELP I SO DO NOT DO BROKE WELL AT ALL. Even tho I’m on MAUI IT’S NO PLACE TO
    BE BROKE

  62. Ralph Phillips August 23, 2013 Reply

    I read your blog post today and it was very interesting. I move fast sometimes and I tried moving fast all the time some years ago and I didn’t get rich. More like I helped others to get rich.

  63. GREAT! Sorry gotta go, no time for real comments:-)

  64. Sorry, moving to fast to leave a comment right now.

  65. what a hoot! I know I’m not as fast as you — sometimes I like to take things slowly and actually enjoy the view — but I understand your point.

    Just one of the reasons I love to to live vicariously through Preston …

  66. TOO SLOW, have you ever raced a car at over 200mph, NO, I HAVE. Have you ever gone around Lagune Seca Racetrack in 1 minute 32 seconds, NO, I have. Have you ever reached 200 mph at Willow Springs Racetrack, NO, I have. It seams you are the TOAD, not me, and I am over 70 years young. Sorry to make this short but I have too many things yet to conquer. BYBY

  67. David Huntsinger August 23, 2013 Reply

    To answer your statement , I am 83yrs if there was a tag you could put around my neck it be something “Never move “. I am stuck in the third grade I read slow I think even slower . Some college didn’t help.
    So what am I doing here now ? If I wanted to give an excuse it
    would be something like it my wife of 53yrs “The anchor , or the true BALL and Chain ” . Too late to change .

  68. To reply to you saying what you did about # 1 how do you know I am not rich now and what you think and a $1.50 mite get you a cup of coffee.

  69. Felicia Carson August 23, 2013 Reply

    Drive fast, WHAT, one day at a time SWEET JESUS

  70. Faster and faster and faster, til the need for speed overcomes the fear of death.
    (former race driver)

  71. tom pansing August 23, 2013 Reply

    speed doesn’t matter if you’re heading into a brick wall
    speed AND direction (purpose) maybe

  72. Twenty years in advertising taught me this: Working fast without working your brain leads to fast failures. Never work faster than you you can accurately think!

  73. Corky Chavers August 23, 2013 Reply

    You are very creative and I like that. When I grow up I want to be just like you.

    Peace

  74. Joseph Verlich August 23, 2013 Reply

    You are preaching to the choir. My whole life I was aggressive and fast…then I got sick. And 8 years and 6 major surgeries and 6 months in the hospital later, I just can’t find that gear anymore.
    I take my time, I don’t get irate due to slow cashiers. it is like I’m not the same person any more.
    I know I’m making excuses- I’m not sick any more, I do 1000 push ups every day-but I don’t feel like fighting all the time any more and I can’t find a spark.

  75. He who sets around never gets any where.

  76. Hi Preston,

    In most cases your point is well stated. It’s a wake-up call for me.
    I will definitely think and do things “FAST.”

    S.

  77. Aviva Furman August 23, 2013 Reply

    Dear Preston,
    You cannot imagine what an inspiration you are to me.
    In the past 6 months I have turned from a person curious about Real Estate Investments to a person who is about to make the first step in this exciting venture.
    Your sharp and funny outlook on life help alleviate the fear of the unknown and stress of the challenging situation. Thank you. I always enjoy your emails and articles.
    p.s. I agree with you about the speed. My weakness is in lack of resources for funding my ventures. Can you recommend a good, reliable resource for funding deals?

  78. The article was great,It got me to thinking about how I trudge through my day.I could do better.My body is disabled but my mind is not Im working on my masters as I type this comment.How do I get the tools to put me on the fast track/

  79. How fast is fast when we are using our life force to complete the mission of life in all aspects should we be like the pace car in the indies number one setting the race off and keeping align with what we are to do as the super race humans these are the one’s that know that the LORD is GOD and He sent the comforter to give us the empowerment of what’s necessary for the cataclysmic change of the mind state trying to hold the stirring wheel call life and pressing in on the force that is trying to hinder us from the transformation process of the waiting to be change in the twinkling of and eye fast when the one who says he is coming back to deliver us from this present evil world so the mind renewal has to go through this transformation with expectation in global change for a long range haul of the marathon of swift transition and if is capable of happening fast while you are looking to heaven expecting as you pray the minute the worlds stop flowing off the palate of your mouth fast an sure to happen the question is are you ready to move at the speed of the photons of light. God bless the express because it’s fast at the end of the day we are able to rest after such swiftness. Thanks P. for the fast talk.

  80. phillip morris August 23, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for the wake up call, i’ve allowed myself TO RUT OUT ,thanks for the sudden joilt of reality.

  81. Preston; I am moving fast and deliberately. I am improveing my life at lifespeed. I am creating wealth and security AND taking some time to SMELL THE ROSES. What you say is true but we all have our own pace and burdens. Thanks for your wonderful blog Keep them coming.

  82. Neil Coleman August 23, 2013 Reply

    Thanks, Preston for the article. I stopped to pray when I read the formula because I realized that the situation I’m is my fault and I have the ability to change it. I thanked God for the ability and the willingness adapt and change and I will do that. Point- I have addresses of 6 properties that are abandon, said I was going to work on every idea that comes to mind to find the owners and the status of these properties, info,line-up buyers, make offers and flip these houses. I cannot believe how I have side stepped this task.
    But, not any more. it’s 4:43PM now. I will do as much as I can online over the weekend, this weekend, ans continue on Monday pursuing my dream. You will hear from me again then! Thanks again for calling me “broke”:)

  83. Mr. Eli, thank you very much.

  84. Suzanne Graziano August 23, 2013 Reply

    You are very right in many ways however age has slowed me down being a senior at age 68 and a recent widow. I have degenerative arthritis giving me much pain. I can’t move quickly anymore like when I was younger. Although I am a fast typist, I am honest, reliable, dependable, trustworthy, punctual, precise, dedicated and more. That should count for something. I am not fast but not slow either. I need this as a part time job to supplement my income and to leave my kids money when I pass.

  85. I also run fast, but in the trip I don’t know where to go to accomplish my run.

  86. WAs fast and my fat mexico friend ,slow me down.
    tRy to kill me for being a speed guy, I go to the gym
    I go to high impact aerobic. BAseball ceer learners.

    COuld have die , i did 3 time.

    tHen my fat friend got slim and look like me .
    HE crash his car , was in coma ,
    GOt divorced, lives in 8 by 10 ,

    gOd is life and speed is to
    filight

  87. I really enjoy this can the tinks, this so great, and make me tink im now crazy, because always im bussy.
    Great exponential, this 100 % .
    Tanks to cheer and I will take this to the next level.

  88. Morris Culp August 23, 2013 Reply

    My problems in life stem from lots of things including jealousy of what I have. I have given a lot to charity but I am still poor. I wish I could meet someone that really liked me and could really help my life financially a lot. My problem is no one has what it takes to be me. I am honest person that has been told the whole truth his whole life. My mother is a nice person but she isn’t my equal. She is very talented and amusing and very intelligent. She is a little bit mysterious to very mysterious. I need someone that is fresh and clean like me and loves fresh clean air like me. I need someone who smells like me entirely to be rich. I need to know how he made it in life. I need someone my own gender because men compete with women. I will always be straight lace and honest and never pursue the gay life with some other man unless God says it is okay and he protects me in all things. I know the gay life isn’t okay and those who lie with another man are worthy of death. My mom just doesn’t have my clean breath and although a nice lady we don’t always see eye to eye on everything. She told me she isn’t my mother and she also said she is my mother. It is just she gave birth I think to a child that isn’t like her or her husband. I am thought to be half white and half black in ancestry yet I am sure I am probably something non white or German or Italian or French or Spanish. I just don’t know what European ancestry I have. I have been rejected by the English Europeans except Prince William has shed some kindness in terms of making my face white in color but I have no monetary fortune to survive forever. Because when you find love you find it forever. My mom claimed to be colored but I know that doesn’t make sense with what she smells like but she is fully accepted from England. My father is Negro but I just don’t look or smell like him so he is considered a black man. Grandma must be white too because she doesn’t smell black. She is a delight to know and I think she is accepted from England too I just don’t know where my mom and grandma, and my father are from. And I am just not like anyone I know. I am a nice guy and very loving. It is in my nature to be loving. Because my liking for non whites is what makes me special. Most of my fantasy lovers are European non whites like those that have non white European ancestry. I have quite a fun with the fantasies but it takes more than fantasy to the pay bills when I don’t look cute all the time from people who take advantage of me. I am slow but I am average minded and that is good because they didn’t escort me off all the campuses I was on in college and graciously send me somewhere I could be a success. I need to meet someone who is my equal to be successful and find out how their fresh and clean self became a success. They say I am German but that is only in regards for my love of beautiful Europeans and Art work that is beautiful and Art History. I am a devout Christian and a good guy. I know I will go to heaven because I have the best love which is a labor of love where I have loved even when I was tired. I have little strength but I kept working in college to be something but no one would give me the day or time because they thought I was trashy black man. When really I am a very clean European Caucasian unclassified in my belief because there is no other classification. Whites are from Sweden and Norway and they are awful people. All of my friends are from other parts of the Caucus. I just don’t know what to do but I think I will keep playing the lottery because I might get lucky and I don’t have to be fast to play. I am simple yet wise person because I put my trust in Jesus Christ. It is in his name I have power after death being a child in this life forced to face life as an adult. My best friends are guys in life that love me and know I am cute even though my face messes up. And that I am very attractive even though I can only bench press one repetition of 200 pounds. There was a time I could do 3 sets of a 100 push ups three times a week. I just need someone who can come to my house since my address is well publicized with Warren Duffy who I apologized for ruining his radio show on KKLA 99.5 FM at one time. I am not a terrorist just a guy that got his feelings hurt as a child because some white idiot called me the N- word on my grandma’s ranch when I am really a very clean white. This happen at the age of 12 and I have struggled with lots of people like Negroes accusing me of prejudice when I am not a prejudice person, I am just not able to like people who are not my cleanliness or color. My color is white but I also like pink yet most people recognize me as a little yellow and tan. I wonder where I am really from. My hunch is I am German American or Italian American. I just don’t get respected because I am not living in my place where people are just like me. I have one friend on television but he told me that t.v. is notorious so I went on my way and someday I will be a success. My mom has worth even though her breath is bad and the people at the black church my mom takes me too are not really all that nice because they messed up the beautiful hairstyles and looks that some guys tried to give me for being a special very clean white and innocent too. However, the people at the black church are not all that bad, I just belong somewhere else. If I am black man I need someone my light color of pink to be with so I figured I am a European Caucasian unclassified because my looks can change and people can change them. So as you can see I have been going through a struggle for 46 years and lots of months. I can’t have a real gay life unless God says it is okay and that he keeps me disease free. I like guys so I am better off with the right guy. I saw two guys recently that are awesome but God hasn’t given me the grace to live a gay life and it isn’t innocent. According to the bible, I eventually have to give the gay life up yet when you find love you find it forever. I want my gay big fuckin cock life to go on forever. My friends are European ancestry but they are not related to what is really dirty and Viking. I don’t like to put people down but this is a moment for the truth. I will always be a slow person because I am innocent and cautious. So if you have any suggestions for me to be successful get me a fresher than fresh clean guy with wealth to give me in terms of U.S. dollars because I have none and I a have no automobile. In other words, I don’t own a car. I am lucky I have my mom to let me live in an old rented house that has been upgraded to some extent and is kinda 60ish in style. The 1960′s were a bad time in life but today thanks to me going on the radio there is no more racism in the world and all there is is love. So the thing to do with myself is to wait til a good looking guy can give wealth with fresher than fresh clean breath and body. Well that is all. There are some guys that live the gay life but they like me keep it to fantasy or some kind of secret if they are truly under grace. One last thing I have a couple of friends I think in a movie where they started to laugh and say it was all over when I told them that I thought Negro and colored and Black, I think means the same thing. They laughed that I could be that stupid yet smart and kind. It was funny, I just don’t remember the day it happen but it was with some good actors from the 1960′s named Sammy Davis Junior and another guy named I just don’t remember but he is related to the Kennedy family. I am not related to the Kennedy’s but my grandma said she was. I just never verified it. Peace. Sometimes love comes in clean people when most of the world is in such a hurry, they sure need a hot bath. Besides no one should smell someone else’s germs if they don’t want too. Good Luck and Peace to you and Grace to you.

  89. charles williams August 23, 2013 Reply

    Hey Preston,

    This was a great article to read an it’s the absolute true I loved it.

  90. Julie Duncan August 23, 2013 Reply

    sounds great I try to move fast ideas swarm around in my head but when I tell my partner he looks at me with a dead pan look on his face and a negitave attitude all the time so how do I get round that just do things on my own

  91. Thanks Preston I needed that.

    I do move fast…as fast as I can. I gotta work on my direction.

  92. michelle pestana August 23, 2013 Reply

    I am sending this comment as fast as I can and have always been a mover. My goal is not to be rich but to be happy and I know what I want to be happy. I’m still on that quest…………..is that fast enough for you I probably have A MILLION TYPE O’S BECAUSDE OF IT

  93. Sorry, don’t have time to waste!!

  94. Want to know my thoughts well hear it is!
    I was doing very well in real estate a few years ago. Then the market crash… I lost my
    Home, my car and my bank account and my retirement account trying to save my home.
    So now I am over 50 trying to get my life back
    My husband works a shit job and I am doing
    Property management making no money because the broker in charge sucks up all the good leads and we can’t afford to quit because we will go under I work over fifty hours a week and so does my husband and I would not call us lazy we are just stuck in a rat hole. So do you want to help us get out
    I didn’t think so

  95. I see me there; can’t sit still; working on the next deal while trying to close two others. I keep a pad at my bedside so at 3AM I can scribble down essential notes: it is amazing what problems the mind can solve so early in the morning. Can always do better and do more.

    My wife made me buy a vacation place to relax on a lake. Never fished, too slow and I can’t control when the fish bite…

  96. You are just kidding, aren’t you Preston?
    I am a ninety three and a half year-old,
    I am supervising & working with the custom
    builder who is completing the 2nd new house
    built to my “GOD GIVEN” design since my 90th
    birthday, without borrowing a penney!MAX

    PS: NO WIFE SINCE 2ND DIED 8-26-1991 AGE 55,
    1ST DIED 12-15-1951~~NO PETS OR MAID, DO MY
    OWN COOKING & HOUSE KEEPING, YARDWORK & HAVE
    SUPERVISED THE BUILDER & DESIGNED & BUILT
    WALL CABINETS OVER TOILET TANKS IN EACH OF
    THESE HOUSES. SINCE 1996 I,(WITH SOME HELP),
    BUILT 2 OTHER HOUSES HERE THAT I DESIGNED.
    BOTH SOLD BEFORE COMPLETLY FINISHED!

  97. I don’t mind the whole fast thing but people who leave the water on while doing other things drive me crazy!!

  98. Loved the Article. Let’s not forget that the market is changing Faster than we can keep up with it. There is a Wise Proverb that goes like this, ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE WISE MEN DARE NOT GO. I’de rather learn from other people mistakes. Besides I can’t afford to throw away any more rushing into deals. Thanks for the advice though.

  99. Larry Hoover August 23, 2013 Reply

    Great story Preston! You`re right do nothing, get nothing. Are you going to sell eggs with your houses? Anyway keep `em on the path.

  100. Thomas Coburn August 23, 2013 Reply

    First off! You don’t know me! I have been in the fast lane all my life, taking advantage of every moment of every day, it seems like your so fast till you don’t see what is rely happening around you. ” do you care” . I will be 62 years old next month and raising 3 daughters alone ages 6,9 and 10. You try to keep up with them, they are all 3 very hipper ,I also take them fishing, parks, field trips at school, have you ever tried keeping up with every day life at the fast pace 24 7 like I do at my age. you keep going like the rabbit when he raced the turtle …….”WHO” won? By the time you reach my age you might be surprised. Will you still be moving at this pace???????? Thomas

  101. Mr. Preston:
    I have read your article as I do with all of them, and after the second sentence I felt some kind of resentment toward your piece. You are an intelligent man, why would you send such article to your followers? I am very surprise. After today, I am sure you will have less subscribers. I took this very personally because it was address to me. Sometimes in life we have to think before we do certain things and publishing something that is definitely offensive is one of them. I guess you were going TOO FAST. I do not consider myself SLOW though I am 68 years young. My only problem in getting certain things done is the lack of funds. A few months ago I spoke with one of your fellow REAL ESTATE GURU in regards to funding a prospective piece of property, and, you wouldn’t imagine what I was told. To fund the property he only lends $5000.00 payable back in 90 days with a return of $10,000.00. I immediately unsubscribe him because I felt like those kind of people are only in this thing for themselves. There are none of you guys in this business to help any one other than those who can afford your thousands of dollars for special coaching. I am offended ELI and in the future, if you do not have things to motivate your fellow humankind don’t say anything. I really agree with quite a few of my fellow readers airing their feelings. MR. PRESTON, DO YOU PLAY THE HORSES? I do’t, but I would imagine that the reason for the race is to see which one is the strongest and or fastest runner and it doesn’t mean that the others are losers or weaklings. I could go on and on but I will end here for now. WORD OF ADVISE, IT’S ONLY MONEY THAT CAN BUY THINGS, ALL THAT FASTNESS IS REALLY NOT NECESSARY TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET. THAT WAS NOT GOD’S INTENT FOR HIS CHILDREN AND PLEASE DON’T GET A HEART ATTACK IN THE PROCESS. GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. DIDN’T MEAN TO OFFEND
    LOVE AND PEACE.

  102. Fast

  103. You are soooo right Preston. Fear of failing and loosing what little I have left at 65 tends to9 keep you slow.

  104. Actually, I was told I taste a little like fish. I don’t know why. I shower well daily.

  105. For 52 years I raced around and I excelled at everything I did. Then it all came to a screeching stop as the stress messed with my health. Now I find myself pushing every day just to get my motor running and search for ways to speed it up daily. But the advice was well worth reading for anyone searching for ways to excel in their endeavors.

  106. Hello Mr. Preston Ely!

    A while back, I had to “add” you, to my “Friends” list on Facebook, in order to qualify for “something?” (exactly “what?”…I don’t remember). Since then, I really haven’t given you or what you do, much thought.

    So, you’re a “Motivational Speaker!” Pretty “Cool!” I was doing that back in the early 90′s for “Multi-Level Marketing” companies. Needless to say, having a “positive, progressive attitude” IS the single most important “asset” every one NEEDS in order to maintain a meaningful life.

  107. Javier Corona August 24, 2013 Reply

    Grreeaaaaat article!!!!!!! I like it

  108. Drive Fast, eat fast , don’t wait in line or in
    taffic , i didn’t wait for life , i move to fast.
    LAdy walk slower then man, you know those hot ladys.
    I walk fast , miss the lady all time , i don’t wait to talk to someone
    WHat happen, nothing,

    my fat mexican , would move very slow, he make jokes with poeple a long a short walk to the car or just look for poeple to what they were up to, he stop and help them, they know that man and truth them.he his many friends, who think of them.

  109. Jerome Kelley August 24, 2013 Reply

    I have always been the best. People were sent with me to work so they would feel punishment. They had to keep my pace. I had a massive heart attack at 39. I had to be the best heart attack victim. I fought in Karate and never lost a bout. Had a second heart attack. I am only the most fast with hands and fingers now.
    I can only type 100wpm but that is ok for my age. My sister was the first child. She died owning 87 properties with only a high school education. To work with her meant a very early death. She couldn’t retire because it was to slow. But hey, Even with a starship she couldn’t take all those rich’s with her when she died. No, she couldn’t enjoy anything but hoarding, and being fast. I don’t need to be fast. I can be. I need to take some time so enjoyment can catch up with me. You can outrun it if you try hard enough.

  110. Susanna La Montagne August 24, 2013 Reply

    Wow – you really got my attention. I have been piddling along in my “fun retirement job” for too long. I have known for sometime that I need to do something else that will inspire me to get up everyday looking forward to the action. My husband retired last year after being diagnosed with dementia probably caused by a head injury received in a terrible car crash – we were hit broadside by a driver doing 60 mph in a 35 mile zone when she ran a red light,totaling our SUV. Unfortunatly, we settled the case before it became apparent how badly he had been hurt. Because of memory problems, he can no longer work and is now also unable to drive. Our future is now up to me as he will need longterm care in the very near future. I had not really gotten with your program initially but its is past time to get on the bandwagon. Please put me back on your email list. Thanks for the wake up call. Susanna

  111. Fast is not Fast, Grace is Grace (any speed).

  112. Kenneth Troutt August 24, 2013 Reply

    I may be slow but I do it better than everyone else!

  113. The fast eat the slow, and the slow taste like chicken, eh? Spoken like a true predator. I think you are the one who needs prayer. You are not changing lives. You are promoting greed. And now… speed-greed.

    As a cancer survivor now battling some pain and fatigue that are unrelenting, I am actually doing specific things for specific people… and I am unable to be fast. I am just lucky to be here at all. Or… I’m unlucky to be here. Because I’d almost rather not be, given the devastation that has occurred to my body, and the vast, cavernous cavity I just discovered, now that I have no dental insurance. I canceled that when I lost my job (yes, they do fire cancer patients at firms that are all about the money and the bottom line– to save on the insurance costs.) COBRA was pricey enough, just to keep the medical that would keep me alive. Living on unemployment, I had to cut costs, too. I dropped dental coverage. I’ve been “racing” to cure myself, doing well, and am currently writing a book about it. And I do need to step up the pace. I for sure don’t have as much time as I thought. But your attitude is vicious, predatory, ugly, vile… I can’t say enough horrible things about it.

    The slow taste like chicken. That is SOOOO offensive. I always suspected the rich and successful were greedy sociopaths. You just made greed seem like a virtue (to those with no spiritual discernment. You are pure evil. I’m appalled. I don’t know how I ever got on your list, but I will get off of it as quickly as I can, and hope other wise folks will do likewise.

    So let me get out of this comment box and find the unsubscribe link and I won’t waste any more of God’s precious gift of life reading your newsletters.

    This one left my heart feeling quite cold. Your soul is dead. You seriously need to stop and take a look at what you’re doing. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.

    When your frenetic pace makes you sick and you HAVE to slow down, you will begin to learn the things you’re missing right now.

  114. Steve Westmoreland August 24, 2013 Reply

    You are an arrogant bastard, but it’s okay no one is perfect. :-)

  115. Hummm, well Preston sounds contradictory to me. First yes I’m slow by choice, used to live very fast till the death of my 19 yr old daughter. Discovered memories were not as rich and full as I would have hoped, spent to much time rushing around making a better life, so I thought for my family. Reality I was missing a lot. I don’t want to be a millionair, all I want is a bit more income to build memories with my 18 grand-children and 3 great- grandchildren. Since the early death of my husband, at age44, the memories made with him are inadequate leaving me in want to share more of life while I have it as well as preserve a memory to younger people who never met their Aunt Kimburly, or grandfather. I listen to the reasons these self made millionaires say is the push to the lifestyle, more time with family more often than not the top of the list. So to say one must have speed in order to get a slower pace to enjoy, just is contradictory. I hope your knowing that tomorrow is promised to no one, that you take the time today to enjoy, love and make memories. That could be all thats left behind. Heres a link to a poem that can change the way you see the need for speed, Live Your Dash by Linda Ellis: http://t.co/iRHOwfGCrb
    Take care, and take time to enjoy the days the Lord has given you to share.
    Johanna

  116. Wow. I am so inspired thank you Preston. I can’t believe The Lord says that about how he destroys the strong. If we are created in Gods image then we too can destroy our “stronghold” vices and shortcomings in our life that are holding us back from success with speed.

    The Biibe says to be perfect like or father in heaven,
    (http://bible.cc/matthew/5-48.htm).

    As there is a time for everything under the Sun as per Gods word, (http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/3-1.htm) there definitely is a time to be fast when we are slaying our dragons but do you really want to make love Fast too? Of course not but overall yes in business which is in our world a form of war, speed is a timeless weapon. The Germans even overtook their enemy’s via a Blitzkreg. A very fast attack, overwhelming their opponents into submission.

    Thanks again for overwhelming my procrastinating ways and inspring me to getting my butt into high gear.
    Tony

  117. larry luna August 24, 2013 Reply

    Is it really that I’m slow? Or maybe your video did not play all the way. ..maybe after the second time I opened it an it finally played. .that maybe I tried to sign up. .an maybe it did not go threw. .or maybe you like to judge me instead of help me? Thank you for your help Larry Luna

  118. What is it I must do

  119. thank you for chake me out, agree,

  120. What is your agenda? What are you selling?

  121. That was a funny story reminds me of my wife and I, however one could always use more speed. Please show me the way!

  122. All that stress/pressure and speed in that article has worn me out time for a power nap LOL

  123. Nelson Caraballo’s “Poison” make me sick !.

  124. GREAT!!!

  125. I study the characteristics of all the animals and the penguins
    pretty much follow what humans do in life. while they are preoccupied, another penguin ( or some animal )will steal his egg.
    Sometimes one parent gets killed will hunting for fish and only one
    is left and they have to leave the egg that’s when it’s most vulnerable . You can tell he’s on an egg hunt. And he ain’t going home with out one!

  126. help to start making money without spending money for it.

  127. Its not that I am slow as you call me. Its because a lot of your programs cost money and even the webinars you have that are free,at the end you need money to purchase something.

    I am in awe of anyone who can make money, but it always takes money to make money. I ordered one of your books that you were selling for 7.00 over two months ago still have not received as of today.

    As far as being slow, I had to put a lot on hold because I was going through chemotherapy treatments.

    I thank you for the prayer,everyone needs prayer in this upside down crazy world.

    Keep up the good work you are doing and may Our Lord continue to richly bless you.

    Pat

  128. We have to keep moving forward.
    Travel faster than the speed of light.

  129. Moving fast is good only if it’s efficient, if you have to do something over, then the speed garnered you nothing, like speeding from one stop light to the next, while the person in the vehicle next you is pacing the lights and continues to move without stopping at every light.

  130. Mind blowing ! You got me!

  131. Hey Preston,

    I read this article reaaalllly fast! Can’t remember what it was about, though. Oh, well. You can’t win every race. See ya at the Finish Line.

  132. Donaldo Tulloch August 24, 2013 Reply

    Would you remember what was my speed at the winter olympiad 1951 as
    Donaldo M. T or Donaldo Tulloch on Ice Skating, for I am curious to
    know if I can find someone who is willing to sustain a transaction and
    deduct for fee charges from gross payment gaining so that you will be
    please and so will I
    sign Donaldo Tulloch

  133. Don Brown but not related to Devon August 24, 2013 Reply

    The only true thing you said is that life is short. Your speed obsession is completely false because it is not true. The sadest thing that you display is that you are completely ignorant of the Real Purpose of Life. And I’m not going to throw any wisdom your way because you are simply incapable of grasping it. I’m sorry for you, but that’s your problem, not mine. When you live enough, you’ll eventually get it, but for now, it’s just you.

  134. Thanks for the encouragement! I know I need to pick up speed; although, sometimes I like to stop and enjoy the view, and smell the flowers. Thank God for giving us nature.

  135. I loved this post! it’s so true and just what I needed to hear this morning. Thanks!

  136. Lori Aarons August 25, 2013 Reply

    Hi,Mr Preston..I jst got ur ,”WAKE UP”letter here.!!.So who told u about me,GOD.!.HAHA.!!But really u captured me..I’m what u think n said,i am..A chicken!!But i used 2 b u.!!well,may b not so fast..but fast.!!But now i’m ur honey..or she’s me.??!!Really.!!my friends,laughed.!!She’s like me.!!Well..u got my attention.!!.But as u know?!..I got no money.!!I cant even “pay” attention..!!.So at that i’m sorry>!!But..i must say ,u can bring n people!!I know,i’m a hard one.!!Thank you,Mr Ely..sincerly,Lori Aarons.

  137. Lori Aarons August 25, 2013 Reply

    Hi,Mr Preston..I jst got ur ,”WAKE UP”letter here.!!.So who told u about me,GOD.!.HAHA.!!But really u captured me..I’m what u think n said,i am..A chicken!!But i used 2 b u.!!well,may b not so fast..but fast.!!But now i’m ur honey..or she’s me.??!!Really.!!my friends,laughed.!!She’s like me.!!Well..u got my attention.!!.But as u know?!..I got no money.!!I cant even “pay” attention..!!.So at that i’m sorry>!!But..i must say ,u can bring n people!!I know,i’m a hard one.!!Thank you,Mr Ely..sincerly,Lori Aarons.

  138. Stan the Man August 25, 2013 Reply

    It’s not fast or slow but like a well designed servo system, staying in sync. I am a few months short of 80, never retired, I love working, designing new electronic gadgets and systems all the time, also lots of writing. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow but working to stay in sync, understanding what’s happening, trying to do a very good job. My work has got me two Emmys, a patent, and some fame. The company that I cofounded,now sold for the third time makes 90 million a year on the techology.

  139. Jack L. O'Brien August 25, 2013 Reply

    I was slow to check this e-mail it was an interesting read. I’m 69 and have seen a lot of quick and slow people in my life. There is a lot of room for debate in the statement. I’m going to bed and intend to get up with the thought “I’m glad that is over” and try to move quickly through my day. Thanks. Jack

  140. Naeem "DaDream" Joseph August 25, 2013 Reply

    Your advice are like droplets of honey and always I run as fast I can to catch them in my mouth, my palate find them delightful. How fast one moves is directly proportional to the size of one’s Purpose or Cause. I believe all the great movers and shakers that came before us and that are currently living like Myself, Preston… Can attest to the truth of that statement.

  141. Phillip Murray August 25, 2013 Reply

    Preston your the best real estate coach I’ve ever seen you truly inspire me but its hard to move fast in unfamiliar territory by the time I finish pondering over a deal its already gone.

  142. Michael Nkhoma August 25, 2013 Reply

    I have learnt to do things fast from the tutorial herein.The write up has really activated the fast button in my life.

  143. Wonderful!!!

  144. Clive Kincaid August 25, 2013 Reply

    My personal wealth, or lack thereof, is none of your goddamn business. And precisely how I measure that wealth is most assuredly different from the manner in which you and yours do. As far as being too slow, you were apparently too absent-minded to comprehend your grandmother’s tale of the grasshopper and the ant, so just shut-up and keep hopping, while I keep stacking.

    By the way, I love the taste chicken cacciatore.

    So FUCK OFF!

  145. Clive Kincaid August 25, 2013 Reply

    Dear Mr. Preston,

    Thank you so much for having the courage to post everyone’s comments!

    I was so offended by the verbiage of your latest column that I commented above in haste. I never took the time to read through the 144 comments that preceded mine. Having now slowed down somewhat and done so, I have greater faith in humanity than I have had for a long, long time.

    Many people here do seem to get it!

    Predatory marketers such as yourself are in a very large part what is wrong with this dysfunctional economy. The “make haste, (and sell, sell, sell to the greater fool), makes waste” attitude of ‘traders’ and ‘advisors’ such as yourself is precisely what has led us to the precipice we face today.

    The ‘never a debtor nor lender be’ wisdom of our forefathers seems to have been long forgotten and trampled under the dust of your “fast race” to oblivion, much like our beloved American Constitution and Bill of Rights. We are a nation in great distress thanks to the likes of your ilk.

    Good luck with your subscription drive! You’ve truly pulled the mask away on this one.

  146. Don’t have time to comment…..have things to do places to be, people to see, money to make :)

  147. Jarrod Cothron August 25, 2013 Reply

    Damn Preston, you really got some folks panties bunched up on this one. Some people take pride in their slow pace apparently.

    Always a big fan, to the point I hear your damn voice in the back of my head sometimes. But my life and business opportunities continue to get better as a result. Keep up the great work!

  148. You had me laughing out loud on this one Preston. Rings very true….I see myself and immediately rebel. The world is starting to spin so fast the planet is going to spin most of us off it. Only the slow will stay grounded. I love slow and leisure……..
    But, I do get your point. Reminds me of my mother. She kept clocks
    everywhere….I always hated being reminded of time passing. I am
    not a racer, I am a cruiser. I handle stress pretty well and get things done every day….never enough….but I do enjoy the journey.
    AND I avoid a lot of mistakes by thinking things through. Just need to do the right thing at the right time ……..I will get there.

  149. Jjorge Cordova August 26, 2013 Reply

    Always inspiring and appreciated, my friend.

  150. I believe fast is good to a point. If you know what you are doing. But I also believe slow, continuous, and determined is also good. Sort of like the rabbit and the turtle.

  151. Alvaro Perez August 26, 2013 Reply

    Thanks Preston, good stuff. I think I’m naturally fast but sometimes I lose direction and start killing time. Thanks again for this post. Cheers,

  152. How do you know what I do and how fast or slow I am I have lived thru a lot and done a lot that you don’t know about what are YOU selling.

  153. I may not be as wealthy as some may be and I may be slowing down the older I get, which is a good thing in that I make fewer mistakes while maintaining the certain amount of wealth that is comfortable but not so stressful as to make life suck. Earlier in life I burned the midnight oil and I was a race horse and life sucked for me, now maybe a turtle but I keep moving forward a step at a time but the good news is backwards is not an option for me. It is really hard to focus when you are moving to fast-when I do that now I lose (can’t find) something or drive 20 miles out of the way if you have ever been there or worse.

  154. Elizabeth Garcia August 26, 2013 Reply

    I think that I am fast of doing things in life. I eat fast and drive fast and lots of things . So someday I will be rich in god’s life it is up to him , his time

  155. Preston- your a Nutjob…and a huge inspiration to my success ! I have been reading your stuff for years now and have learned that getting in touch with your inner Craziness is essential to succeed and now has become a normal place for me to operate from. After reading some of your subscribers comments I learned something else– There is a right type of Crazy and a destructive type of Crazy-Its not a mystery why they Need You!!

  156. Shaji Abdul-Wali August 27, 2013 Reply

    For now on, I will no longer move slow in this world. I will moving fast in about everything I do. I always move fast on my job anyway. For now on things are going to start changing now, at this moment. I am typing fast now writing this comment! Action and moving fast does eat up the slow. To all my fans, in facebook, twitter, inlinked, google, yahoo, etc. Follower me and let move fast so we can get things done otherwise you will be let in the dust wonder what happen and how come that idiot’s rich and I’m Not! That what Robert Shemin has said, in his book! Follower the leader and we all be will be rich soon , so don’t get let in the dust or ya’ll will be regret it so deeply and sad.

  157. martha spencer August 27, 2013 Reply

    ” I AM THAT I AM.” I AM THAT SOURCE THAT I AM FAST, I AM THAT SOURCE THAT I AM HEALTHY, I AM THE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS, I AM THE SOURCE OF MY ABUNDANT LIVING, I AM THE SOURCE OF MY FINANCIAL SECURITY. I AM THAT I AM.

  158. Ryan Killpatrick August 28, 2013 Reply

    That is exactly the kind of shit I need. Bro, thank you. I’m at hat fast forward drive level. Feet moving round and round. Just need a direction to go, what’s next man what do I need to do to finally veg with the program?

  159. way to pump us up coach preston.
    we need it.
    the last recession still has me in a funk

  160. Norman Thompson August 30, 2013 Reply

    Send me more info

  161. This is where I unsubscribe…Life is not quantitative…It is qualitative…

  162. I agree but everyone been telling me to slow down I too quick they dont understand. Maybe I just need to realise when to be quick and when to slow for those it confuses, but I need them to understand. If they still dont get it move on. Half the time I was so annoyed how slow everything is and that it was losing my presious time now I stay happy I think this helping. Money and mod cons essential to staying in touch with opertunity, but to be quick at everything means more done more time more happy

  163. Great article– I find it more difficult as time goes by and you get older to keep up your desire and speed.This is especialy true
    with physical work.Yet-if you dont force your body to keep moving thru all the aches and pains and frustrations your mind begins to
    falter.You begin to wonder if spending your time trying to make money is worth the time it takes away from family and friends.

  164. Preston, U gotta read all these comments! They r freakin funny! M moving too fast to read them much more! Peace out big dog! PS. As usual u R right on in my opinion!

  165. Hey P. how fast is this flower that grows today and tomorrow it’s dead we look through a glass but it is dim and the parade of life is we all ready have seen the starting of the precession and we are waiting on what is yet to come the High and Lofty One knows all so as he carries us on eagles wings to the place where the clear wind blows so I ask God to lift us up where we belong so we can realize that one glad morning when this life if over we’ll fly away I like speed because the change is coming so until it comes we must run this race as if we want to win and with courage looking unto the author and the finisher of faith it’ll happen in the twinkling of and eye all that are not sleep will be caught up when the trumpet sounds but until then I must be like the fastest cat on the planet striving along to capture the life we are dreaming of so with P. as the mentor let’s stump the yard of life getting out of the fox whole and give the roar that we have victory rolling with the Lion of the tribe of Judah who has privailed

  166. WillisBuddyClarkJr September 16, 2013 Reply

    fastFood4ThezSoulWillMakeUwhole.ther r the quick and the Dead and we will no b Lead so pick up yr bed and Run for Fun. I gotta Go.VeteransRus247.com 310 266 9465
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  167. I disagree. Although I believe it’s wise to move quickly to get essential things done and wrapped up, I also believe that there is great wisdom and peace to be found in doing certain things slowly and deliberately. I love to savor a task such as gardening or lifting weights.

    I do not believe in sitting around like a slug watching television. But sometimes joy can be found in the most of humble of tasks, by relaxing and taking our time.

    When I was younger I was a type A. But now I’m a type B. please also note however, that when my wife and I want to accomplish something we jump on the fast track.

    We call ourselves the 48 hour Club, because we can do anything in 48 hours. One time we flew to Vegas and bought a house in less than 48 hours. But some things, I dunno….just have to be taken at a more relaxed pace.

    Thanks,
    Bob

  168. We used to have a saying in the construction field ” Do something even if it’s wrong “. Of course we always hoped to learn from the mistakes if it was wrong!

  169. Great Idea

  170. Wow “Morris Culp”….u shouldnt think so low of ur self…smh

  171. The Buzzman! April 16, 2014 Reply

    Preston, do u have high blood pressure? Just wondering! Just be careful my friend, be fast and effecient without the stress, for it can kill! But we know what u mean! Ur blog made me think of a poster i keep on my wall that helps keep me motivated:

    A Blueprint For Achievement:

    Believe = While others are doubting
    Plan = While others are playing
    Study = While others are sleeping
    Decide = While others are delaying
    Prepare = While others are dreaming
    Begin = While others are procrastinating
    Work = While others are wishing
    Save = While others are wasting
    Listen = While others are talking
    Smile = While others are pouting
    Commend = While others are criticizing
    Persist = While others are quiting

    This by: William Arthur Ward.

    And always: “keep rockin’ in the free world”

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