Setting the Pace
A sewing machine is only useful if its stitches are placed with precise timing. It forms each stitch by integrating both the top and bottom threads, at exactly the right time. If your machine’s timing on top doesn’t match what’s on the bottom, the results are pretty disastrous. Not only will it not stitch - but if that tiny hole in the basket doesn't rotate forward just as the needle comes down.. crunch. In the least, everything locks up. In worse cases, the needle shatters into numerous pieces and those tiny needle fragments fly into your face. The entire business of sewing hinges on the bobbin casing being perfectly paced with the speed of the needle.
It's the same dance in business. If you let others set your pace for you, your business, or your family, you’ll most definitely screw up. You start skipping stitches.. you might cut some pieces wrong, or you might have needles shatter up into your face. You get spread too thin and get sick, you miss life's little moments, and so on. A lot of downers can happen because someone else set the pace for you.
Great work doesn’t happen when others define the pace of the work - especially if ’others’ don’t know what the work truly entails. Set your own pace, and the seams on the finished product will come together as they should.