Success Loves Speed

Why Success Loves Speed – All You Need To Know

In this post, we’ll unpack the science behind why Success Loves Speed and then detail how we can leverage this knowledge in a way that optimises the achievement of ours goals.

We’ve All Been There

As the saying goes, life is short. We all have a limited amount of time to achieve the goals and create the quality of life we desire. Consequently, one of the most important beliefs we must internalise is that success loves speed.

Have you ever had an idea for something but failed to act on it, only to find that a week, a month or a year later, someone else had acted on your idea and was reaping the rewards?

What happened? Why were they being rewarded instead of you? The answer is because success loves speed.

Additionally, metaphysically, ideas aren’t just bestowed upon one person. Instead, they’re bestowed upon several people simultaneously. Why? Because most people don’t act on ideas. Consequently, the universe hedges its bets by bestowing the idea upon multiple people. This way, at least one of them is going to act on it and whoever that person is, they’re going to be rewarded.

This is why, for example, significant scientific discoveries are often made by two different people at the same time. The ideas are already circulating in the collective unconscious and prepared minds are ready to translate that information and act on the ideas.

Why Success Loves Speed

Knowledge is not power. Applied knowledge is power.

Thus, in today’s world, it’s not just about what you know, it’s about how quickly you can acquire knowledge and then how quickly you can effectively apply that knowledge.

It’s cause and effect. The quicker you can acquire and then effectively apply knowledge — the cause — the quicker you’ll see results — the effect.

The Evolutionary Perspective

From an evolutionary perspective, the ability to quickly acquire and apply knowledge was essential for adapting in a constantly changing environment.

For our ancient ancestors, those who could quickly understand and utilise new information were better equipped to handle threats, find resources and create solutions.

It’s A Matter Of Time

Perhaps the most important reason of all for creating a sense of urgency when it comes to achieving our goals and the quality of life we desire is that is saves us the most valuable resource we all have: time.

Your ability to compress and minimise the amount of time it takes to successfully achieve any goal is a devastating competitive advantage. The quicker we achieve our goals, the more we can be, do and have.

“There are no speed limits on the road to excellence. We can’t be fined for speeding.”  David W. Johnson

Find The Fastest Way

If success loves speed, then identifying the fastest way to achieve our goals is essential.

The fastest way to achieve any goal is to find someone who has already achieved that goal and then mimic their behaviours. This strategy, known as modelling, is the key to exponentially accelerating our speed of success.

“I believe that if you are going to work hard to achieve a goal, then you owe it to yourself to find the fastest way to get it done.”  Gary Ryan Blair


Success in all areas of life loves speed. It’s about how quickly we can acquire knowledge and then how quickly we can effectively apply that knowledge.

The sooner we truly understand and embrace the notion that success loves speed, the sooner we can accelerate our success, ultimately allowing us to be, do and have more.


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