“A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu.
The problem with our goal/success/achievement driven society is that we spend so much time fixating on the goal that we miss the process.
Whenever I have something I want to achieve (and Slow is not about NOT achieving things that you want), once I have defined my goal I always ask myself, “What is the most fun way?”.
It may not be the quickest way, but at least I enjoy getting there! And by picking the most fun way, you are much more likely to “succeed” as you are enjoying yourself so much on the way you keep going, rather than struggling, hating every minute of it and giving up!